Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio11/12/2015Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio, most folks will start seriously thinking about flipping 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 impacts everyone who runs 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 large impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this year, think about these tips: Easy Fixes Filters: arguably the most forgotten simple fix to help better 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 normal is a very easy way to save money. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees cooler can do for your energy bills. Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be around for a bit? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re not around or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as critical. Weatherstripping: whether it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a few minutes to walk around your home and check your windows and doors and figure out 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 the ideal place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost the efficiency of your furnace and possibly save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the experts at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. a call at 419-592-4756 or schedule an appointment with us online.