Now that colder weather is here to stay in Wisconsin Rapids, most folks will start really thinking about turning on the furnace for the upcoming months. 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 big impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this season, ponder these pointers:
- Filters: likely the most forgotten simple fix to help boost the energy efficiency of your furnace, swapping out filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it may also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
- Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very basic way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a handful of 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 home for an extended period? Programmable thermostats can leave you with savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re not around or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial.
- 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 little time 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 great place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to improve the efficiency of your furnace and probably save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new furnace, give the pros at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc a call at 715-301-0256.