It’s winter in Des Moines, which means your furnace will be working extra hard for you for the next few months. It’ll keep you nice and cozy, but that could be hard on your wallet. How efficient is your furnace?
The energy efficiency of your furnace has an impact on everything from your comfort to your wallet to our environment. Because energy efficiency is so important to so many things, we’ve collected some easy 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 bad news because this is probably 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 clogged.
- Adjust your thermostat settings: moving your thermostat down just a few degrees lower than you ordinarily have it can help you save money on your heating bill without compromising on your comfort.
- Use a programmable thermostat: if you don’t want the trouble of adjusting 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 gone or when you’re sleeping.
- Install weatherstripping: sealing around your doors and windows can help hold warm air inside your home. Look at 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 if it’s not outside. These tips can help 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 looking for a new furnace, call Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling at 515-207-6569.