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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Olathe

It’s winter in Olathe, which means your furnace will be working extra hard 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-to-do tips for you that can help you keep your furnace working efficiently:

  • Change your furnace filter: people forget to check and change their furnace filters regularly, which is sad because this is most likely the most effortless thing you can do to keep your furnace running efficiently and help improve your indoor air quality. Simply set a reminder to check it habitually 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 compromising on your comfort.
  • Use a programmable thermostat: if you don’t want the annoyance of adjusting your thermostat every day or trying to remember to tweak 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 gone or when you’re sleeping.
  • Install weatherstripping: sealing around your doors and windows can help contain warm air inside your home. Look at your doors and windows and install new weatherstripping where it’s dry or cracking 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 increasing the efficiency of your furnace. If you’d like more information about these tips or if you’re looking for a new furnace, call Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning at 913-432-3342 or schedule an appointment with us online.