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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Elmhurst

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Elmhurst, most folks will start truly 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 has an impact on 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 time of year, ponder these tips:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: arguably the most forgotten simple fix to help boost 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: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very simple way to save a few bucks. 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 a while? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re away or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as important.
  • Weatherstripping: whether 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 inspect your windows and doors and determine 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 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 potentially save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new furnace, give the experts at Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 630-833-1100 or schedule an appointment with us online.