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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Minocqua

Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Minocqua, most homeowners will start really thinking about switching on the furnace for the upcoming months. 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 nature 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, think about these pointers:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: arguably 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 could also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
  • Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very basic way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a few degrees cooler can do for your energy bills.
  • 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 a while? Programmable thermostats can leave you with 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 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 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 improve the efficiency of your furnace and probably save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new furnace, give the experts at Danco Heating & Cooling a call at 715-356-7000 or set up an appointment with us online.