Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Northwest Arkansas

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

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

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: likely the most overlooked simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your furnace, exchanging filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it can also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
  • Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very basic way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you leave for 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: 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 little time to walk around your home and check your windows and doors and decide 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 great place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to improve 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 pros at AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC a call at 479-372-4304 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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