Now that colder weather is here to stay in Norton, most people will start seriously thinking about switching on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your wallet.
Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who uses a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the environment depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re watching for little ways to make a big impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this season, consider these pointers:
- Filters: probably the most unused simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your furnace, swapping out filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it can also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
- Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very simple way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be home for a bit? Programmable thermostats can provide you with savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re not around or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as important.
- Weatherstripping: whether it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from getting out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a couple minutes to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and determine if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.
Comfort is something we’re always searching for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These couple tips are a great place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to improve the efficiency of your furnace and possibly save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new furnace, give the experts at HCE Systems Inc a call at 276-302-0076.