Now that colder weather is here to stay in Rock Hill, most homeowners will start really 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 has an impact on 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 large impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this season, ponder these tips:
- Filters: likely the most forgotten simple fix to help boost 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 high.
- Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very simple way to save money. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees cooler can do for your energy costs.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like constantly adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be home for a while? Programmable thermostats can leave 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 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 searching for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These couple tips are the ideal 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 searching for a new furnace, give the experts at US Air Heating and Cooling a call at 803-220-0761.