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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Grove City

Now that colder weather is here to stay in Grove City, most people 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 wallet.

Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who uses 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 large impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this season, think about these simple fixes:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: probably the most forgotten simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your furnace, exchanging filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it may also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
  • Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very basic way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like constantly adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be inside for a while? 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 crucial.
  • 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 decide 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 couple tips are the ideal 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 Air Quality Solutions a call at 614-871-4144 or arrange an appointment with us online.