Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Saint Marys

Now that colder weather is here to stay in Saint Marys, most folks will start seriously thinking about turning on the furnace for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your wallet.

Energy efficiency universally affects 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 large impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this year, think about these simple fixes:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: arguably 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 may also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
  • Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very easy way to save money. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a few degrees cooler can do for your energy costs.
  • 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 home for an extended period? Programmable thermostats can provide you with savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re away or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial.
  • Weatherstripping: whether it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a couple 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 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 improve the efficiency of your furnace and possibly save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the experts at Turner Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 912-208-2470.

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