Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Huffman, most homeowners will start seriously thinking about turning on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your pocketbook.
Energy efficiency universally affects everyone who runs a furnace or air conditioner and also affects 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:
- Filters: arguably the most unused simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your furnace, changing filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it can also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
- Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very simple way to save money. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a couple of degrees cooler can do for your energy bills.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be home 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 critical.
- 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 few minutes to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and decide 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 couple of tips are a perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to improve the efficiency of your furnace and probably save a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new furnace, give the team at Air Houston Mechanical LLC a call at (832) 957-9332.