Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Columbus

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Columbus, most people will start seriously thinking about flipping on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your check book.

Energy efficiency universally has an impact on 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 searching for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this time of year, ponder these simple fixes:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: likely 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 up to par.
  • Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very basic way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy costs.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be inside for a bit? Programmable thermostats can provide 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 getting out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a few minutes to walk around your home and look at 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 few tips are the ideal 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 searching for a new furnace, give the experts at Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling a call at 614-451-0846.

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