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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Reeds Spring

Now that colder weather is here to stay in Reeds Spring, most people will start seriously thinking about turning on the furnace for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your check book.

Energy efficiency universally impacts 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 watching for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this season, consider these simple fixes:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: likely the most forgotten simple fix to help boost 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: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very basic way to save money. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy bills.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like constantly adjusting your thermostat before you head out 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 gone 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 getting out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a few minutes to walk around your home and inspect 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 the ideal place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to increase the efficiency of your furnace and possibly 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 All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc a call at 417-739-4606 or arrange an appointment with us online.