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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Topeka

Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Topeka, most homeowners will start really thinking about switching on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your check book.

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 looking for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this season, think about these simple fixes:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: likely the most forgotten simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your furnace, swapping out 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: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very easy way to save money. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a couple 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 around 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 crucial.
  • 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 couple 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 looking 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 boost the efficiency of your furnace and probably 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 team at Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. a call at 785-357-6200 or arrange an appointment with us online.