Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Sacramento, most folks will start truly thinking about flipping on the furnace for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your check book.
Energy efficiency universally affects everyone who operates a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the environment 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 season, ponder these pointers:
- Filters: likely the most unused simple fix to help better the energy efficiency of your furnace, swapping out 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: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal 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 always adjusting your thermostat before you are away 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 check 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 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 team at American HVAC Inc a call at 916-243-6714.