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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Moline

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Moline, most homeowners will start really thinking about flipping on the furnace for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your pocket book.

Energy efficiency universally impacts 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 big impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this time of year, ponder these simple fixes:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: likely the most forgotten simple fix to help better the energy efficiency of your furnace, changing filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it may also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
  • Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very basic way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a few degrees cooler can do for your energy bills.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be home for a bit? Programmable thermostats can leave 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 inspect your windows and doors and decide if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.

Comfort is something we’re always on the search 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 probably save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new furnace, give the experts at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 309-762-3641 or schedule an appointment with us online.