Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in McHenry11/12/2015 It’s winter in McHenry, which means your furnace will be working hard for you for the next few months. It’ll keep you nice and cozy, but that could be hard on your wallet. How efficient is your furnace? The energy efficiency of your furnace has an impact on everything from your comfort to your wallet to our environment. Because energy efficiency is so important to so many things, we’ve compiled some easy-to-do tips for you that can help you keep your furnace operating efficiently: Change your furnace filter: people forget to check and change their furnace filters often enough, which is sad because this is most likely the most effortless thing you can do to keep your furnace running efficiently and help improve your indoor air quality. Simply set a reminder to check it habitually and change it if it’s getting dirty. Adjust your thermostat settings: turning your thermostat down just a few degrees below where you typically have it can help you save money on your heating bill without affecting your comfort. Use a programmable thermostat: if you don’t want the hassle of changing your thermostat every day or trying to remember to tweak it before a vacation, you’d benefit from a programmable thermostat. It can help you save money by automatically lowering the temperature in your home when you’re out or when you’re sleeping. Install weatherstripping: sealing around your doors and windows can help keep warm air inside your home. Check your doors and windows and install new weatherstripping where it’s dry or cracking and re-caulk any areas that need it. Everyone likes to be comfortable, no matter what the weather is like outside. With these tips, you can make your home comfort more affordable by increasing the efficiency of your furnace. If you’d like more information about these tips or if you’re looking for a new furnace, call Jett's Heating & Air Inc. at 815-459-4700 or schedule an appointment with us online.