Now that colder weather is here to stay in Abilene, most homeowners will start really thinking about switching on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your wallet.
Energy efficiency universally has an impact on everyone who operates a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the ecosystem depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re looking for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this year, ponder these tips:
- Filters: probably the most forgotten 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 can also help you keep your indoor air quality in check.
- Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very basic way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be inside for a bit? 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: 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 few minutes to walk around your home and check your windows and doors and decide if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.
Comfort is something we’re always searching for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These few 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 probably save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the pros at Abilene Air-Tech Inc a call at 325-200-4667.