Now that colder weather is here to stay in Shreveport, most people will start truly thinking about flipping on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your check book.
Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who operates a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the environment 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 season, consider these pointers:
- Filters: arguably the most unused simple fix to help boost the energy efficiency of your furnace, changing 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: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very basic way to save money. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy costs.
- 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 home for a while? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re gone or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as important.
- Weatherstripping: no matter 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 few minutes to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and figure out 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 a perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost the efficiency of your furnace and probably 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 Moon's Air a call at 318-215-7938.