Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Tucker, most homeowners will start seriously thinking about flipping on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your check book.
Energy efficiency universally affects 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 searching for little ways to make a big impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this season, think about these pointers:
- Filters: likely the most overlooked simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your furnace, swapping out 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: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very simple way to save money. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a few degrees cooler can do for your energy bills.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be inside for a while? Programmable thermostats can provide you with savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re away or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as critical.
- Weatherstripping: whether 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 determine 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 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 a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new furnace, give the experts at ACS Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 770-450-1539.