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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in McMurray

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in McMurray, most folks will start really 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 pocket book.

Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who operates a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the environment depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re searching for little ways to make a big impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this year, think about these simple fixes:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: probably the most unused 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 can also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
  • Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very simple way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a handful of 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 around for a while? 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 critical.
  • Weatherstripping: whether 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 couple minutes to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and decide 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 a perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost the efficiency of your furnace and potentially 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 team at Kowalski Heating & Cooling a call at 724-745-7404 or set up an appointment with us online.