Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Lafayette, most homeowners will start truly 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 runs a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the ecosystem depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re watching for little ways to make a big impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this time of year, consider these pointers:
- Filters: arguably the most forgotten 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 may also help you keep your indoor air quality in check.
- Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very easy way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a few degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like constantly adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be around 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 critical.
- Weatherstripping: regardless 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 inspect your windows and doors and determine 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 couple tips are a great place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost the efficiency of your furnace and potentially save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the experts at AC Sales a call at (337) 234-2345.