Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Tuscaloosa

Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Tuscaloosa, most folks will start truly thinking about turning on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your wallet.

Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who runs 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 season, think about these tips:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: probably the most unused simple fix to help better the energy efficiency of your furnace, exchanging filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it could also help you keep your indoor air quality in check.
  • Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very simple way to save a few bucks. 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 leave for the day or when you know you won’t be inside for a while? Programmable thermostats can provide you with savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re away or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial.
  • Weatherstripping: regardless if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a few minutes to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and figure out if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.

Comfort is something we’re always looking for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These couple tips are a great place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to increase the efficiency of your furnace and possibly save a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new furnace, give the pros at KDM Service Corporation a call at 205-208-8090.

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