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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Augusta

Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Augusta, most homeowners will start seriously 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 pocket book.

Energy efficiency universally affects everyone who uses a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the environment depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re watching for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this time of year, think about these simple fixes:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: arguably the most unused simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your furnace, changing filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it may also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
  • Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very basic way to save money. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a few degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like constantly adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be around for a bit? Programmable thermostats can provide you with savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re away 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 leaking out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a little time to walk around your home and look at your windows and doors and determine 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 the ideal place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to improve the efficiency of your furnace and possibly save a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the pros at Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 706-722-5304 or set up an appointment with us online.