Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Mount Hope

November 12, 2015

Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Mount Hope, most people will start seriously thinking about flipping on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your wallet.

Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who uses a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on nature depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re searching for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this time of year, ponder these simple fixes:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: likely 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: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very simple way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a couple 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 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 important.
  • Weatherstripping: regardless if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from leaking out 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 great place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost the efficiency of your furnace and potentially save a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new furnace, give the team at Appalachian Heating a call at 304-707-0600.