Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Alice, most folks will start really thinking about flipping on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your pocket book.
Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who runs 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 time of year, consider these simple fixes:
- Filters: probably the most unused simple fix to help better the energy efficiency of your furnace, swapping out filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it may also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
- Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very basic way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a few degrees cooler can do for your energy costs.
- 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 an extended period? 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 critical.
- 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 the ideal 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 bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new furnace, give the experts at Rescue Heating & Air a call at 361-265-4371.