Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Greater Richmond

Now that colder weather is here to stay in Greater Richmond, most homeowners will start truly thinking about switching on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your check book.

Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who operates a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the ecosystem depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re looking for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this time of year, consider these tips:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: likely the most unused 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 high.
  • Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very simple way to save money. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy costs.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like constantly adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be home for a while? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re away or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as important.
  • 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 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 couple tips are the ideal place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost the efficiency of your furnace and potentially save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new furnace, give the team at Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling a call at 804-302-6657.

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