Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Newark, most people will start seriously thinking about switching on the furnace for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your wallet.
Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who operates 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 large impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this season, consider these tips:
- Filters: arguably the most overlooked simple fix to help impact 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 up to par.
- Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very basic 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 bills.
- 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 around for a bit? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re gone or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial.
- 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 figure out 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 few 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 possibly save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the team at Luikart Heating & Cooling a call at 740-200-5591.