Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Wisconsin Rapids

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Wisconsin Rapids, most homeowners will start truly thinking about switching on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your wallet.

Energy efficiency universally impacts 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 watching for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this time of year, consider these pointers:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: likely the most overlooked simple fix to help impact 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 in check.
  • Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very basic way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still key, 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 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 little time to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and decide 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 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 possibly save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new furnace, give the team at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc a call at 715-301-0256.

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