Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in St. Louis

November 12, 2015

Now that cooler weather is here to stay in St. Louis, most folks will start truly thinking about flipping on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your pocket book.

Energy efficiency universally impacts 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 large impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this time of year, think about these simple fixes:

Easy Fixes

  • Filters: probably the most forgotten simple fix to help boost the energy efficiency of your furnace, exchanging filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it can also help you keep your indoor air quality high.
  • Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very simple 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 bills.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be home for a while? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re away or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial.
  • Weatherstripping: whether it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a couple minutes to walk around your home and check your windows and doors and decide 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 few tips are a great place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to increase the efficiency of your furnace and potentially save money. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the experts at Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating a call at 314-262-4541.