Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Dallas11/12/2015Now that colder weather is here to stay in Dallas, most homeowners will start seriously thinking about switching on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your check book. Energy efficiency universally affects everyone who uses 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 big impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this year, ponder these tips: Easy Fixes Filters: arguably the most unused simple fix to help impact 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 high. Thermostat settings: setting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very basic way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a few degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses. 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 provide you with savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re not around or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as important. Weatherstripping: no matter if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from leaking 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 perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost the efficiency of your furnace and potentially save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are searching for a new furnace, give the pros at Tri County Air Care LLC a call at 469-617-3437 or schedule an appointment with us online.