Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Anchorage, most homeowners will start truly thinking about flipping on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your check book.
Energy efficiency universally has an impact on everyone who runs a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on nature depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re searching for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this year, consider these tips:
- Filters: likely the most unused 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 could also help you keep your indoor air quality in check.
- Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very basic way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a few degrees cooler can do for your energy bills.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be around for an extended period? 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: regardless if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from getting out 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 handful of tips are a great 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 searching for a new furnace, give the pros at Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services a call at 907-202-9798.