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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Crystal Lake

Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Crystal Lake, most people will start really thinking about switching on the furnace for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness 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 watching for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this time of year, ponder these pointers:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: probably the most overlooked 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 may also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
  • Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very simple 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 costs.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be around for an extended period? 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 crucial.
  • 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 couple 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 handful of tips are a perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to increase the efficiency of your furnace and potentially save a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new furnace, give the pros at Campbell's Tempracure a call at 815-788-6283 or schedule an appointment with us online.