Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Ridgedale and the Branson area11/12/2015Now that cooler weather is here to stay in Ridgedale and the Branson area, most homeowners will start seriously thinking about turning on the furnace for the foreseeable future. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your pocket book. Energy efficiency universally has an impact on everyone who runs a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the ecosystem depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re searching for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this season, consider these pointers: Easy Fixes Filters: arguably the most unused simple fix to help better the energy efficiency of your furnace, swapping out 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 easy way to save a few bucks. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees cooler can do for your energy costs. Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like constantly 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 critical. Weatherstripping: no matter if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a little time 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 looking for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These couple 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 a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are looking for a new furnace, give the experts at Branson HVAC, LLC a call at 417-544-4430 or arrange an appointment with us online.