It’s getting colder in Chelan and Wenatchee, which means your furnace will be working overtime for you for the next few months. It’ll keep you nice 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 pulled together some easy-to-do 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 all the time, which is unfortunate because this is most likely the most effortless 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 clogged.
- Adjust your thermostat settings: turning your thermostat down just a few degrees below where you ordinarily have it can help you save money on your heating bill without compromising on your comfort.
- Use a programmable thermostat: if you don’t want the annoyance 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 out or when you’re sleeping.
- Install weatherstripping: sealing around your doors and windows can help contain warm air inside your home. Check your doors and windows and install new weatherstripping where needed and re-caulk any areas that need it.
Everyone likes to be comfortable, even if it’s not outside. With these tips, you can 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 Lakeside Heating & Air at 509-284-4265.