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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Bossier City

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Bossier City, most people will start seriously thinking about turning on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your check book.

Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who operates a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the environment depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re searching for little ways to make a big impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this time of year, think about these pointers:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: arguably the most forgotten simple fix to help boost the energy efficiency of your furnace, exchanging 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 normal is a very basic way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees cooler can do for your energy bills.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you leave for 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 gone or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial.
  • Weatherstripping: no matter if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a few minutes to walk around your home and look at 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 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 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 Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 800-COOLING or schedule an appointment with us online.