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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Selbyville

Now that colder weather is here to stay in Selbyville, most folks will start truly thinking about switching on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your check book.

Energy efficiency universally has an impact on 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 looking for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this time of year, think about these tips:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: probably the most overlooked simple fix to help better the energy efficiency of your furnace, swapping out filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it may also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
  • Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very easy way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be around for a bit? Programmable thermostats can leave you with 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 escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a little time to walk around your home and check 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 handful of 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 probably save a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new furnace, give the experts at Red Dog Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing a call at 302-436-2922 or schedule an appointment with us online.