Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Wisconsin Rapids11/12/2015Now that colder weather is here to stay in Wisconsin Rapids, most homeowners will start truly thinking about turning on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your pocket book. Energy efficiency universally affects everyone who operates 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 big impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this time of year, ponder these pointers: Easy Fixes Filters: likely the most unused 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 may also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par. Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very basic way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees cooler can do for your energy bills. 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 a while? Programmable thermostats can leave you with savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re away 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 little time to walk around your home and inspect 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 couple 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 possibly save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new furnace, give the team at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc a call at 715-421-5555 or set up an appointment with us online.