Now that colder weather is here to stay in Marshalltown, most people will start seriously thinking about flipping on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your wallet.
Energy efficiency universally affects everyone who operates a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the ecosystem depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re searching for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this time of year, ponder these tips:
- Filters: likely the most overlooked simple fix to help boost the energy efficiency of your furnace, changing 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 normal is a very easy way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a few degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be around for a while? Programmable thermostats can leave you with savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re gone or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as critical.
- 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 check your windows and doors and decide if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.
Comfort is something we’re always on the search for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These handful of tips are a perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to increase the efficiency of your furnace and probably save a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the team at Kapaun & Brown Inc. a call at 641-812-2028.