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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Manassas

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Manassas, most folks will start really thinking about turning on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your check book.

Energy efficiency universally has an impact on 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 simple fixes:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: arguably the most overlooked simple fix to help boost the energy efficiency of your furnace, exchanging filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it may also help you keep your indoor air quality in check.
  • Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very simple way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses.
  • 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 offer you savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re gone 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 leaking out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a few minutes to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and determine 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 few 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 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 Twin Air LLC a call at 703-754-1062 or schedule an appointment with us online.