Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Mount Pleasant11/12/2015Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Mount Pleasant, most folks will start really thinking about turning on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your wallet. Energy efficiency universally impacts 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 looking for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this time of year, ponder these tips: Easy Fixes Filters: arguably the most overlooked 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 in check. Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very simple way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses. Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be around for a while? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re away or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as important. 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 couple 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 looking for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These handful of 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 potentially save a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new furnace, give the experts at Olde Towne Heating & Air a call at 843-856-1433 or arrange an appointment with us online.