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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Genoa

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Genoa, most homeowners will start truly thinking about flipping on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your wallet.

Energy efficiency universally affects everyone who uses a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the ecosystem depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re watching for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this season, think about these tips:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: probably the most forgotten simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your furnace, changing 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 dollars. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a few degrees cooler can do for your energy bills.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be home for a while? Programmable thermostats can provide you with savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re away or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as important.
  • 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 on the search for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These few tips are a perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to improve the efficiency of your furnace and probably save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new furnace, give the experts at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air a call at 847-293-0047 or arrange an appointment with us online.