Now that chilly weather is here to stay in McHenry, most people will start seriously thinking about switching on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your pocket book.
Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who uses a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the ecosystem 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 tips:
- Filters: probably the most unused 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 high.
- Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very easy way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy bills.
- 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 inside for a bit? Programmable thermostats can leave you with savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re gone or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as critical.
- Weatherstripping: no matter 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 couple 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 looking 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 boost the efficiency of your furnace and potentially save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new furnace, give the team at Jett's Heating & Air Inc. a call at 815-410-1128.