It’s getting colder in Wharton, which means your furnace will be working overtime for you for the next few months. It’ll keep you comfy and warm, but that could come with a high price tag. How efficient is your furnace?
The energy efficiency of your furnace can affect everything from your comfort to your wallet to our environment. Because energy efficiency is so important to so many things, we’ve compiled some easy tips for you that can help you keep your furnace working efficiently:
- Change your furnace filter: people forget to check and change their furnace filters all the time, which is unfortunate because this is undoubtedly the most effortless thing you can do to keep your furnace running efficiently and help improve your indoor air quality. Simply set a reminder to check it habitually and change it if it’s getting grimy.
- Adjust your thermostat settings: turning your thermostat down just a few degrees below where you ordinarily have it can help you save money on your heating bill without affecting your comfort.
- Use a programmable thermostat: if you don’t want the trouble of fine-tuning your thermostat every day or trying to remember to tweak it before a vacation, you’d benefit from a programmable thermostat. It can help you save money by automatically lowering the temperature in your home when you’re gone or when you’re sleeping.
- Install weatherstripping: sealing around your doors and windows can help keep warm air inside your home. Check your doors and windows and install new weatherstripping where needed and re-caulk any areas that need it.
Everyone likes to be comfortable, even if it’s not outside. Use these tips to make your home comfort more affordable by increasing the efficiency of your furnace. If you’d like more information about these tips or if you’re looking for a new furnace, call Faust Air Conditioning and Heating at 979-323-6130.