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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Excelsior Springs

Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Excelsior Springs, most folks will start really thinking about flipping on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your wallet.

Energy efficiency universally has an impact on everyone who runs a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the environment depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re searching for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this year, consider these tips:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: probably the most overlooked simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your furnace, changing filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it can also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
  • Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very basic way to save money. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a few degrees cooler can do for your energy bills.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be home for a bit? 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 leaking out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a little time to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and determine 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 few tips are a perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to increase the efficiency of your furnace and possibly 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 Colvin's Inc a call at 816-630-2702 or set up an appointment with us online.