Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Pocatello

Now that colder weather is here to stay in Pocatello, most people will start really thinking about flipping 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 uses a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on nature 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: arguably the most forgotten 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 can also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
  • Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very basic way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be home for a while? 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 important.
  • 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 inspect your windows and doors and decide if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.

Comfort is something we’re always on the search for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These couple 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 searching for a new furnace, give the pros at Vogts Heating & Air a call at 208-621-0129.

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