Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Gresham, most homeowners will start really 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 wallet.
Energy efficiency universally affects 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 big impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this season, consider these tips:
- Filters: likely the most forgotten simple fix to help better the energy efficiency of your furnace, changing 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: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very simple way to save money. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a few degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses.
- Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always 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 away 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 few minutes to walk around your home and look at your windows and doors and figure out 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 a great place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost the efficiency of your furnace and possibly save a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the pros at Honke Heating & AC a call at 503-663-8033.