Now that colder weather is here to stay in Long Island, most folks 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 pocket book.
Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who operates a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the ecosystem depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re looking for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this year, ponder these tips:
- Filters: arguably 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 up to par.
- Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very simple way to save money. 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 always adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be inside for an extended period? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re away or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial.
- Weatherstripping: whether it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from leaking out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a few minutes to walk around your home and check your windows and doors and decide if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.
Comfort is something we’re always looking for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These handful of tips are the ideal place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to increase the efficiency of your furnace and potentially save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new furnace, give the pros at Airmax Long Island Inc a call at 631-737-5566.