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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Orrville

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Orrville, most homeowners will start seriously thinking about flipping on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your wallet.

Energy efficiency universally affects 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 searching for little ways to make a big impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this time of year, ponder these pointers:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: arguably 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 could also help you keep your indoor air quality in check.
  • Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very easy way to save money. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually 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 provide you with 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 leaking out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a little time 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 looking 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 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 in the market for a new furnace, give the team at Daniel's Heating - Cooling & Electric a call at 330-821-8432 or set up an appointment with us online.