Now that colder weather is here to stay in Lodi, most folks will start truly thinking about turning on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness 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 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 year, ponder these tips:
- Filters: arguably the most unused 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 could also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
- Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very basic way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy costs.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be inside for an extended period? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re away 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 couple minutes to walk around your home and look at your windows and doors and determine 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 couple 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 Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 209-257-3156.