Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Menomonie and western Wisconsin, most folks will start truly thinking about switching on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your wallet.
Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who runs a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the ecosystem depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re looking for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this season, ponder these pointers:
- Filters: probably the most unused simple fix to help better 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 high.
- Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very simple way to save money. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be home for a while? 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 important.
- 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 inspect 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 couple tips are a perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to improve the efficiency of your furnace and probably save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new furnace, give the pros at Halverson Brothers Inc a call at 715-352-4052.