Now that colder weather is here to stay in Ballwin and St. Charles, most homeowners will start truly thinking about flipping on the furnace for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your check book.
Energy efficiency universally affects everyone who runs a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on nature 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: arguably the most overlooked simple fix to help boost 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 high.
- Thermostat settings: adjusting 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 handful of degrees cooler can do for your energy costs.
- 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 bit? 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 crucial.
- Weatherstripping: regardless if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from leaking out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a little time to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and figure out if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.
Comfort is something we’re always looking 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 increase the efficiency of your furnace and possibly save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new furnace, give the team at Air Alliance Team a call at 636-206-4250.