It’s winter time in Plainfield, which means your furnace will be working extra hard 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 has an impact on 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 easy-to-do tips for you that can help you keep your furnace running efficiently:
- Change your furnace filter: people forget to check and change their furnace filters often enough, which is bad news because this is most likely the most straightforward 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: bumping your thermostat down just a few degrees cooler than you ordinarily have it can help you save money on your heating bill without damaging your comfort.
- Use a programmable thermostat: if you don’t want the hassle 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 out 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 it’s dry or cracking and re-caulk any areas that need it.
Everyone likes to be comfortable, even when the weather is less than ideal. These tips can help 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 815-410-1231.