Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Moline, most people will start seriously thinking about turning 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 uses a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the environment depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re looking for little ways to make a big impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this season, think about these simple fixes:
- Filters: probably the most unused simple fix to help impact 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: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very easy way to save money. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a few 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 while? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re away 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 getting out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a little time to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and determine 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 couple tips are a perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost the efficiency of your furnace and possibly 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 J.L. Brady Company LLC a call at 309-517-7511.