It’s getting colder in Carpentersville, which means your furnace will be working overtime for you for the next few months. It’ll keep you warm and cozy, but that could cost you. 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 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 all the time, which is bad news because this is undoubtedly 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 clogged.
- Adjust your thermostat settings: moving your thermostat down just a few degrees below where 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 trouble of fine-tuning 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 out or when you’re sleeping.
- Install weatherstripping: sealing around your doors and windows can help hold 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 when the weather is less than ideal. With these tips, you can make your home comfort more affordable by increasing the efficiency of your furnace. If you’d like more information about these tips or if you’re shopping for a new furnace, call Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc at 224-412-8308.