Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Greencastle11/12/2015Now that colder weather is here to stay in Greencastle, most people will start truly thinking about switching on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your check book. Energy efficiency universally has an impact on everyone who operates a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on nature 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 season, consider 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 up to par. Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very basic way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a few degrees cooler can do for your energy bills. Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you leave 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 away 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 escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a couple minutes to walk around your home and look at your windows and doors and determine 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 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 money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new furnace, give the experts at Premier HVAC Services LLC a call at 717-597-9900 or schedule an appointment with us online.