Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Dallas

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Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Dallas, most people will start really thinking about switching on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your check book.

Energy efficiency universally affects everyone who operates 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 huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this season, think about these pointers:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: arguably the most unused simple fix to help impact 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 in check.
  • Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very easy way to save money. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a few degrees cooler can do for your energy costs.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like continually adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be home for a while? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re away or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as important.
  • Weatherstripping: regardless if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a little time to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and decide 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 improve the efficiency of your furnace and possibly save a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the experts at Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas a call at 214-509-7640.

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