Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Utica11/12/2015Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Utica, most homeowners will start really 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 pocket book. Energy efficiency universally has an impact on everyone who runs a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the environment depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re searching for little ways to make a big impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this time of year, consider these tips: Easy Fixes Filters: arguably the most unused simple fix to help boost the energy efficiency of your furnace, swapping out filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it could also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par. Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very basic way to save money. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy costs. Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like constantly adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be home for a while? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re gone or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial. Weatherstripping: no matter if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from getting out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a couple minutes to walk around your home and check your windows and doors and figure out if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping. Comfort is something we’re always on the search for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These few tips are a great place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to improve the efficiency of your furnace and potentially save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new furnace, give the pros at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. a call at 586-731-0950 or arrange an appointment with us online.