Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Hattiesburg11/12/2015Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Hattiesburg, most folks will start seriously thinking about turning on the furnace for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your pocket book. Energy efficiency universally has an impact on everyone who operates a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on nature 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 season, consider these pointers: Easy Fixes Filters: likely the most overlooked 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 may also help you keep your indoor air quality high. Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very simple way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a few degrees cooler can do for your energy bills. Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be inside for a bit? Programmable thermostats can provide you with savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re gone or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial. Weatherstripping: no matter 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 look at 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 a perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to increase the efficiency of your furnace and possibly save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new furnace, give the team at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 601-268-3486 or schedule an appointment with us online.