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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Hudsonville

Now that colder weather is here to stay in Hudsonville, most folks will start truly 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 check book.

Energy efficiency universally affects 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, ponder these pointers:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: probably the most forgotten simple fix to help better 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 high.
  • Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very easy way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees cooler can do for your energy bills.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like constantly adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be home for a bit? Programmable thermostats can leave you with savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re away 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 getting out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a little time 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 on the search for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These few tips are a great place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost the efficiency of your furnace and potentially save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the pros at West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services a call at 616-669-3961 or schedule an appointment with us online.