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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Columbia

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Columbia, most people will start really thinking about turning on the furnace for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your check book.

Energy efficiency universally has an impact on everyone who uses 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 time of year, think about these tips:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: likely 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 typical is a very basic way to save money. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a few degrees cooler can do for your energy costs.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be around 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: no matter 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 few minutes to walk around your home and look at 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 handful of 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 potentially save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the pros at Alltemp Comfort Services LLC a call at 803-318-6995 or arrange an appointment with us online.