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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Redford

Now that colder weather is here to stay in Redford, most folks 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 pocket book.

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

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: likely the most overlooked simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your furnace, exchanging filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it can also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
  • Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very basic way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses.
  • 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 inside for a bit? Programmable thermostats can provide you with 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 leaking out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a couple minutes to walk around your home and look at your windows and doors and decide 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 few 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 searching for a new furnace, give the pros at Airtronic Heating & Cooling a call at 313-537-8111 or set up an appointment with us online.