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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Plainfield

It’s winter in Plainfield, 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 be hard on your wallet. How efficient is your furnace?

The energy efficiency of your furnace affects everything from your comfort to your wallet to our environment. Because energy efficiency is so important to so many things, we’ve pulled together some simple tips for you that can help you keep your furnace operating efficiently:

  • Change your furnace filter: people forget to check and change their furnace filters often enough, which is sad because this is probably the easiest 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 dirty.
  • Adjust your thermostat settings: turning your thermostat down just a few degrees lower than you typically 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 changing your thermostat every day or trying to remember to change 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 away or when you’re sleeping.
  • Install weatherstripping: sealing around your doors and windows can help contain warm air inside your home. Look at your doors and windows and install new weatherstripping where necessary and re-caulk any areas that need it.

Everyone likes to be comfortable, even if it’s not outside. With these tips, you can make your home comfort more affordable by improving the efficiency of your furnace. If you’d like more information about these tips or if you’re looking for a new furnace, call PWA Heating & Cooling Inc at 815-768-6656 or schedule an appointment with us online.