Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Lake Charles11/12/2015Now that colder weather is here to stay in Lake Charles, most people will start seriously thinking about switching on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new attention 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 ecosystem 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 season, think about these pointers: Easy Fixes Filters: arguably the most unused simple fix to help better the energy efficiency of your furnace, exchanging filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it may also help you keep your indoor air quality in check. Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very easy way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses. 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 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 critical. 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 couple minutes to walk around your home and check your windows and doors and decide 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 handful of tips are the ideal place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost the efficiency of your furnace and possibly save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new furnace, give the experts at ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc a call at 337-335-0992 or arrange an appointment with us online.