Now that colder weather is here to stay in Hodgenville, most homeowners will start truly thinking about flipping on the furnace for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your pocket book.
Energy efficiency universally affects everyone who operates 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 huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this year, consider these pointers:
- Filters: arguably the most forgotten 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 may also help you keep your indoor air quality in check.
- Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very simple way to save a few dollars. 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 constantly adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be inside 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 critical.
- Weatherstripping: regardless 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 little time to walk around your home and look at 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 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 bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the experts at Phelps Heating & Cooling a call at 270-358-3167.