Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Plainfield11/12/2015Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Plainfield, most people will start seriously thinking about flipping on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your pocket book. Energy efficiency universally has an impact on everyone who operates 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 time of year, think about these simple fixes: Easy Fixes Filters: arguably the most overlooked simple fix to help better the energy efficiency of your furnace, exchanging filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it could 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 money. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy costs. 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 home for an extended period? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re gone or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial. Weatherstripping: regardless if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a little time to walk around your home and check your windows and doors and figure out 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 the ideal place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to improve the efficiency of your furnace and possibly save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the experts at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc a call at 815-768-6656 or arrange an appointment with us online.