It’s winter in Crystal and Twin Cities, which means your furnace will be working extra hard for you for the next few months. It’ll keep you warm and cozy, but that could come with a high price tag. How efficient is your furnace?
The energy efficiency of your furnace affects everything from your comfort to your wallet to our environment. Because energy efficiency is so important to so many things, we’ve compiled some simple tips for you that can help you keep your furnace operating efficiently:
- Change your furnace filter: people forget to check and change their furnace filters regularly, which is bad news because this is undoubtedly the easiest thing you can do to keep your furnace running efficiently and help improve your indoor air quality. Simply set a reminder to check it habitually and change it if it’s getting grimy.
- Adjust your thermostat settings: moving your thermostat down just a few degrees lower than you normally have it can help you save money on your heating bill without damaging your comfort.
- Use a programmable thermostat: if you don’t want the trouble of changing your thermostat every day or trying to remember to change it before a vacation, you’d benefit from a programmable thermostat. It can help you save money by automatically lowering the temperature in your home when you’re out or when you’re sleeping.
- Install weatherstripping: sealing around your doors and windows can help keep warm air inside your home. Look at your doors and windows and install new weatherstripping where it’s dry or cracking and re-caulk any areas that need it.
Everyone likes to be comfortable, no matter what the weather is like outside. With these tips, you can make your home comfort more affordable by increasing the efficiency of your furnace. If you’d like more information about these tips or if you’re looking for a new furnace, call GV Heating & Air at 763-535-2000.