Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Columbus, most homeowners will start really thinking about turning 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 operates a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the ecosystem depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re looking for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this season, think about these tips:
- Filters: probably the most unused simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your furnace, changing filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it could also help you keep your indoor air quality in check.
- Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very easy way to save money. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees cooler can do for your energy costs.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be home for an extended period? Programmable thermostats can offer you 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 escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a few minutes 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 looking 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 increase the efficiency of your furnace and probably save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new furnace, give the team at Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling a call at 614-451-0846.