It’s winter time in Sandpoint, which means your furnace will be working hard for you for the next few months. It’ll keep you comfy and warm, but that could be hard on your wallet. How efficient is your furnace?
The energy efficiency of your furnace affects 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 simple tips for you that can help you keep your furnace working efficiently:
- Change your furnace filter: people forget to check and change their furnace filters often enough, which is sad because this is undoubtedly the most straightforward 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 lower than you typically 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 hassle of fine-tuning your thermostat every day or trying to remember to set 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 keep warm air inside your home. Inspect your doors and windows and install new weatherstripping where necessary and re-caulk any areas that need it.
Everyone likes to be comfortable, no matter what the weather is like outside. With these tips, you can make your home comfort more affordable by improving the efficiency of your furnace. If you’d like more information about these tips or if you’re in the market for a new furnace, call Age Heating & Cooling at 208-578-4258.