Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Keokuk, most people will start really thinking about flipping on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your wallet.
Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who uses a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on nature depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re looking for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this time of year, ponder these tips:
- Filters: probably the most forgotten simple fix to help boost the energy efficiency of your furnace, changing 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: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very simple way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a few degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you head out 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 away or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as critical.
- Weatherstripping: no matter if 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 little time to walk around your home and look at your windows and doors and figure out 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 the ideal place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to increase the efficiency of your furnace and possibly 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 team at WM J Kraus & Son a call at 319-229-2318.