Now that colder weather is here to stay in Mount Pleasant, most people will start really thinking about flipping on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your pocket book.
Energy efficiency universally impacts 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 looking for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this year, think about these simple fixes:
- Filters: likely the most overlooked simple fix to help better 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 high.
- Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very basic way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees cooler can do for your energy bills.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you leave for 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 gone or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial.
- Weatherstripping: regardless if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a couple minutes to walk around your home and look at your windows and doors and decide 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 a perfect 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 pros at Olde Towne Heating & Air a call at 843-485-0967.