Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Waterloo

Now that colder weather is here to stay in Waterloo, most folks will start seriously thinking about flipping on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your wallet.

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 looking for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this season, consider these tips:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: likely 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 can also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
  • Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very simple way to save money. Comfort is still paramount, 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 leave for the day or when you know you won’t be around for an extended period? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re gone or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as critical.
  • 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 few minutes 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 perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost the efficiency of your furnace and potentially save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the team at Cronin-Verheul Heating & A/C Ltd a call at 519-664-0600.

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