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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Macon

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Macon, most folks will start really thinking about switching on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your pocket book.

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

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: arguably the most overlooked simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your furnace, swapping out filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it can also help you keep your indoor air quality in check.
  • Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very basic way to save money. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you head out 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 not around or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as critical.
  • 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 check 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 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 possibly save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the team at Air Temperature Control a call at 478-784-1109 or schedule an appointment with us online.