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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Manassas Park

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Manassas Park, most homeowners will start truly thinking about flipping on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your wallet.

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 looking for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this season, ponder these tips:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: probably the most unused simple fix to help boost 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 in check.
  • Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very basic way to save money. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy bills.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be inside for an extended period? Programmable thermostats can leave you with savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re gone 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 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 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 couple 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 probably save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new furnace, give the experts at Woody's Sudden Service Inc a call at 703-369-5528 or arrange an appointment with us online.