Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Richardson

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Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Richardson, most folks will start really thinking about flipping 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 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 watching for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this year, think about these tips:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: likely the most overlooked simple fix to help better the energy efficiency of your furnace, swapping out filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it may also help you keep your indoor air quality in check.
  • Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very simple way to save money. Comfort is still paramount, 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 leave for the day or when you know you won’t be around for a bit? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re gone 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 getting out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a little time to walk around your home and check 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 handful of tips are a perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to improve the efficiency of your furnace and probably 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 Hammack Service Company a call at 972-351-8874.

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