Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Utica11/12/2015 It’s getting colder in Utica, 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 come with a high price tag. How efficient is your furnace? The energy efficiency of your furnace can affect 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 easy-to-do 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 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: bumping your thermostat down just a few degrees below where you normally have it can help you save money on your heating bill without affecting your comfort. Use a programmable thermostat: if you don’t want the hassle of adjusting your thermostat every day or trying to remember to change 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. Inspect your doors and windows and install new weatherstripping where necessary 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 in the market for a new furnace, call Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. at 586-731-0950 or schedule an appointment with us online.