Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Erie11/12/2015 It’s winter time in Erie, which means your furnace will be working overtime for you for the next few months. It’ll keep you nice and cozy, but that could cost you. How efficient is your furnace? The energy efficiency of your furnace has an impact on 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 running efficiently: Change your furnace filter: people forget to check and change their furnace filters often enough, which is unfortunate because this is probably 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: bumping your thermostat down just a few degrees below where you typically have it can help you save money on your heating bill without damaging your comfort. Use a programmable thermostat: if you don’t want the trouble of adjusting your thermostat every day or trying to remember to change 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 away 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. These tips can help 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 Patterson & Stirling Inc at 814-833-5558 or schedule an appointment with us online.