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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Locust

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Locust, most folks 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 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 year, think about these tips:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: arguably the most forgotten simple fix to help impact 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 high.
  • Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very simple way to save a few dollars. 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 always adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be home for a while? 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 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 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 few tips are a perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to increase the efficiency of your furnace and potentially save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new furnace, give the experts at Dynamic Comfort Solutions a call at 704-485-5506 or arrange an appointment with us online.