Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Dayton, most folks will start seriously thinking about turning on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness 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, think about these tips:
- Filters: arguably the most overlooked simple fix to help boost the energy efficiency of your furnace, exchanging 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 normal is a very easy way to save money. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like constantly adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be around for a while? Programmable thermostats can provide you with savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re not around 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 couple minutes to walk around your home and check your windows and doors and determine 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 few 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 bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the team at Jent Mechanical LLC a call at 937-845-1111.