It’s winter in Jefferson City, 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 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 running efficiently:
- Change your furnace filter: people forget to check and change their furnace filters regularly, which is sad because this is most likely 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 dirty.
- Adjust your thermostat settings: bumping your thermostat down just a few degrees below where you normally 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 adjusting your thermostat every day or trying to remember to tweak 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 away or when you’re sleeping.
- Install weatherstripping: sealing around your doors and windows can help contain warm air inside your home. Inspect your doors and windows and install new weatherstripping where it’s dry or cracking 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 boosting the efficiency of your furnace. If you’d like more information about these tips or if you’re shopping for a new furnace, call Stieferman Heating Company Inc at 573-203-3908.