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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Homer Glen

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Homer Glen, most homeowners will start truly 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 wallet.

Energy efficiency universally affects everyone who operates 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 big impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this year, consider these tips:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: arguably the most overlooked 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 can also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
  • Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very easy way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy bills.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be around for a while? Programmable thermostats can provide you with savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re not around or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial.
  • Weatherstripping: regardless if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from getting out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a couple minutes to walk around your home and inspect 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 the ideal place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to increase the efficiency of your furnace and possibly save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the team at Pinnacle HVAC LLC a call at 708-301-0170 or arrange an appointment with us online.