Now that chilly weather is here to stay in New Castle, most folks will start seriously thinking about switching on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your check book.
Energy efficiency universally impacts 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 watching for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this year, think about these pointers:
- 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 could also help you keep your indoor air quality in check.
- Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very basic way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be inside for a while? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re not around 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 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 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 handful of 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 a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the team at Central Heating & Plumbing a call at 724-401-1843.