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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Chadron

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Chadron, most folks will start seriously 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 pocket book.

Energy efficiency universally affects everyone who runs a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the ecosystem 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 season, ponder these tips:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: probably 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 in check.
  • Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very simple 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 constantly adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be home for an extended period? 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 important.
  • Weatherstripping: regardless if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from getting out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a couple minutes to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and figure out 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 handful of 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 money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new furnace, give the experts at MPC Heating & Cooling a call at 308-432-5301 or arrange an appointment with us online.