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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Keokuk

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Keokuk, most homeowners will start seriously thinking about flipping on the furnace for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration 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 nature depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re looking for little ways to make a big impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this year, consider these simple fixes:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: probably the most unused 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 can also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
  • Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very simple way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy costs.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be inside for a while? Programmable thermostats can leave 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: whether 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 check 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 handful of tips are a great place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to increase the efficiency of your furnace and probably save a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new furnace, give the pros at WM J Kraus & Son a call at 319-524-3714 or arrange an appointment with us online.