Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Springfield

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Now that colder weather is here to stay in Springfield, most people will start truly thinking about turning on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your check book.

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 looking for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this time of year, consider these pointers:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: probably 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 may also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
  • Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very basic 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 costs.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like constantly adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be around for an extended period? 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 critical.
  • Weatherstripping: whether it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from escaping 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 couple tips are a great place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to increase the efficiency of your furnace and probably save a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new furnace, give the pros at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc a call at 217-210-2662 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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