Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Gresham

Now that colder weather is here to stay in Gresham, most homeowners will start seriously thinking about flipping on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your pocket book.

Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who runs a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the ecosystem depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re watching for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this year, consider these pointers:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: arguably the most forgotten simple fix to help impact 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 high.
  • Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very easy way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a few degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses.
  • 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 bit? Programmable thermostats can leave you with savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re not around or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as important.
  • Weatherstripping: regardless 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 look at your windows and doors and determine 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 few tips are the ideal place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost the efficiency of your furnace and potentially save a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the team at Honke Heating & AC a call at 503-376-8806.

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