It’s winter in Pella, which means your furnace will be working overtime for you for the next few months. It’ll keep you comfy and warm, but that could be hard on your wallet. How efficient is your furnace?
The energy efficiency of your furnace affects everything from your comfort to your wallet to our environment. Because energy efficiency is so important to so many things, we’ve collected some easy tips for you that can help you keep your furnace working efficiently:
- Change your furnace filter: people forget to check and change their furnace filters regularly, which is sad because this is most likely the most straightforward thing you can do to keep your furnace running efficiently and help improve your indoor air quality. Simply set a reminder to check it habitually and change it if it’s getting clogged.
- Adjust your thermostat settings: bumping your thermostat down just a few degrees cooler than you normally have it can help you save money on your heating bill without compromising on your comfort.
- Use a programmable thermostat: if you don’t want the trouble of fine-tuning your thermostat every day or trying to remember to set it before a vacation, you’d benefit from a programmable thermostat. It can help you save money by automatically lowering the temperature in your home when you’re out or when you’re sleeping.
- Install weatherstripping: sealing around your doors and windows can help contain warm air inside your home. Inspect your doors and windows and install new weatherstripping where it’s dry or cracking and re-caulk any areas that need it.
Everyone likes to be comfortable, even if it’s not outside. These tips can help make your home comfort more affordable by boosting the efficiency of your furnace. If you’d like more information about these tips or if you’re shopping for a new furnace, call Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating at 641-628-3621.