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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Carson City

Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Carson City, most folks will start really 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 impacts everyone who runs a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the environment 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 simple fixes:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: arguably the most overlooked simple fix to help boost the energy efficiency of your furnace, changing filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it could also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
  • Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very easy way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a few degrees cooler can do for your energy costs.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be home for an extended period? 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 couple minutes to walk around your home and inspect 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 handful of tips are a great place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost the efficiency of your furnace and possibly save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new furnace, give the team at Anderson Heating & A/C a call at 775-882-8154 or set up an appointment with us online.