Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Cambridge, most people will start really thinking about flipping on the furnace for the foreseeable future. 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 looking for little ways to make a big impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this year, ponder these tips:
- Filters: likely the most unused 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 may also help you keep your indoor air quality in check.
- Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very easy way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy bills.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be inside for a while? Programmable thermostats can leave you with savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re away or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial.
- Weatherstripping: whether it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from getting out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a few minutes to walk around your home and check 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 a great place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost the efficiency of your furnace and possibly save a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the pros at Pliescott HVAC Services LLC a call at 410-228-4822.