Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Charlottesville11/12/2015 It’s winter time in Charlottesville, which means your furnace will be working overtime for you for the next few months. It’ll keep you warm and cozy, but that could come with a high price tag. How efficient is your furnace? The energy efficiency of your furnace affects everything from your comfort to your wallet to our environment. Because energy efficiency is so important to so many things, we’ve collected some easy tips for you that can help you keep your furnace operating efficiently: Change your furnace filter: people forget to check and change their furnace filters all the time, which is sad because this is undoubtedly the most straightforward thing you can do to keep your furnace running efficiently and help improve your indoor air quality. Simply set a reminder to check it routinely and change it if it’s getting dirty. Adjust your thermostat settings: turning your thermostat down just a few degrees cooler than you ordinarily have it can help you save money on your heating bill without affecting your comfort. Use a programmable thermostat: if you don’t want the hassle of adjusting your thermostat every day or trying to remember to set it before a vacation, you’d benefit from a programmable thermostat. It can help you save money by automatically lowering the temperature in your home when you’re out or when you’re sleeping. Install weatherstripping: sealing around your doors and windows can help hold warm air inside your home. Check your doors and windows and install new weatherstripping where needed and re-caulk any areas that need it. Everyone likes to be comfortable, even if it’s not outside. Use these tips to make your home comfort more affordable by boosting the efficiency of your furnace. If you’d like more information about these tips or if you’re shopping for a new furnace, call Beck Cohen at 434-296-0129 or schedule an appointment with us online.