Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Olathe11/12/2015Now that colder weather is here to stay in Olathe, most homeowners will start truly 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 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 watching for little ways to make a large impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this year, ponder these tips: Easy Fixes Filters: probably 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 high. Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very easy way to save a few dollars. Comfort is still important, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy costs. Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like constantly adjusting your thermostat before you are away for the day or when you know you won’t be home for a bit? Programmable thermostats can leave you with savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re gone 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 getting out after you’ve already paid for it. Take a few minutes to walk around your home and check your windows and doors and figure out if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping. Comfort is something we’re always searching for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These handful of tips are a great place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost the efficiency of your furnace and potentially save a few dollars. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the team at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 913-432-3342 or schedule an appointment with us online.