Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Kearney

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Kearney, most folks will start really 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 check book.

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 huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this year, ponder these simple fixes:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: arguably the most overlooked simple fix to help boost the energy efficiency of your furnace, changing filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it may also help you keep your indoor air quality in check.
  • Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very easy way to save money. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses.
  • 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 home for an extended period? 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 important.
  • Weatherstripping: whether 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 few minutes to walk around your home and check your windows and doors and determine if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.

Comfort is something we’re always on the search for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These handful of 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 probably save a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new furnace, give the pros at Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 308-624-3485.

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