Now that colder weather is here to stay in Franklin Lakes, most homeowners will start really thinking about flipping on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your pocket book.
Energy efficiency universally has an impact on everyone who uses a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on nature depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re looking for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this season, ponder these simple fixes:
- Filters: likely the most unused simple fix to help boost the energy efficiency of your furnace, exchanging filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it could also help you keep your indoor air quality in check.
- Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very easy way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a few degrees cooler can do for your energy bills.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be around for a bit? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re gone or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as important.
- Weatherstripping: no matter if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a few minutes to walk around your home and check 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 handful of 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 potentially save a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the pros at Total Comfort a call at 201-268-5663.