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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Florissant

Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Florissant, most homeowners will start truly thinking about switching on the furnace for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your wallet.

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

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 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 basic way to save money. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be around 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 crucial.
  • Weatherstripping: regardless 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 little time 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 few 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 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 B & B Heating & Cooling a call at 314-838-9800 or arrange an appointment with us online.