3 Furnace Efficiency Tips for Your Home
Winter can be an energy drain on your home. The colder it gets, the more money it seems to cost. Heating your home is a necessity, but there are ways to help keep the warmth inside without breaking the bank.
Here are some easy ways to winterize your home for energy efficiency to save you money.
1. Change Your Furnace Filters
Old furnace filters can cause more problems than lowering air quality. Debris can build up on your filters over time and restrict airflow from your furnace. So, when you think you need to turn up the heat, it could be that your filter is stopping the warm air from getting through. Change them out more often, and you’ll start to notice a change in your furnace’s performance.
2. Program Your Thermostat Effectively
A programmable thermostat is a powerful tool in saving energy costs while heating your home. Set your thermostat to turn your furnace off when you’re not home during the day and turn it off when you’re asleep at night. By controlling when your furnace is on or off, you won’t run up your energy bill and only heat your home when you need to.
3. Warm Yourself, Not Your House
Since it’s harder to heat a space than it is to heat a person, layer up when you’re at home instead of turning up the furnace – drink warm drinks, wear sweaters, and house slippers to keep yourself warm. Don’t rely entirely on your furnace to keep you warm, and use it as an extra tool to keep you warm and cozy.
Winter is coming whether we want it to or not. Heating your home is essential, but so is saving money. Take these tips into account when you’re gearing up for winter to have a more energy-efficient and warmer winter.