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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in York

Now that chilly weather is here to stay in York, most folks will start truly thinking about switching on the furnace for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your check book.

Energy efficiency universally affects 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 searching for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this season, ponder these simple fixes:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: probably the most overlooked 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 in check.
  • Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very basic way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees cooler can do for your energy costs.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like constantly adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be home for a bit? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re not around or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as critical.
  • Weatherstripping: no matter 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 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 on the search 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 possibly save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the team at Strine's Heating & A/C Inc a call at 717-755-4127 or set up an appointment with us online.