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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Abilene

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Abilene, most folks will start really thinking about flipping on the furnace for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new attention 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 searching for little ways to make a big impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this season, ponder these simple fixes:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: likely the most overlooked simple fix to help better the energy efficiency of your furnace, exchanging filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it can also help you keep your indoor air quality in check.
  • Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very easy way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees cooler can do for your energy costs.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be around for a bit? 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 important.
  • Weatherstripping: no matter if 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 little time to walk around your home and check your windows and doors and figure out 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 handful of tips are the ideal 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 in the market for a new furnace, give the pros at Abilene Air-Tech Inc a call at 325-692-5850 or schedule an appointment with us online.