It’s winter time in Des Moines, which means your furnace will be working hard for you for the next few months. It’ll keep you warm and cozy, but that could cost you. How efficient is your furnace?
The energy efficiency of your furnace can affect everything from your comfort to your wallet to our environment. Because energy efficiency is so important to so many things, we’ve collected some easy tips for you that can help you keep your furnace working efficiently:
- Change your furnace filter: people forget to check and change their furnace filters often enough, which is unfortunate because this is undoubtedly the most straightforward thing you can do to keep your furnace running efficiently and help improve your indoor air quality. Simply set a reminder to check it regularly and change it if it’s getting dirty.
- Adjust your thermostat settings: bumping your thermostat down just a few degrees lower than you typically have it can help you save money on your heating bill without affecting your comfort.
- Use a programmable thermostat: if you don’t want the trouble of adjusting your thermostat every day or trying to remember to set 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 away or when you’re sleeping.
- Install weatherstripping: sealing around your doors and windows can help keep warm air inside your home. Check your doors and windows and install new weatherstripping where necessary and re-caulk any areas that need it.
Everyone likes to be comfortable, no matter what the weather is like outside. These tips can help make your home comfort more affordable by improving the efficiency of your furnace. If you’d like more information about these tips or if you’re in the market for a new furnace, call Heartland Heating & Cooling at 515-344-3579.