Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Great Falls11/12/2015Now that colder weather is here to stay in Great Falls, most homeowners will start truly thinking about turning on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new attention both for your comfort and for your wallet. Energy efficiency universally affects 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 season, think about these pointers: Easy Fixes Filters: arguably the most forgotten simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your furnace, exchanging filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it could also help you keep your indoor air quality in check. Thermostat settings: dialing your thermostat a few degrees cooler than normal is a very simple way to save money. Comfort is still key, but you may be surprised what a few degrees cooler can do for your energy expenses. Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like constantly adjusting your thermostat before you leave for the day or when you know you won’t be inside for a while? Programmable thermostats can offer you savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re not around 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 leaking 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 perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to increase the efficiency of your furnace and probably 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 Falls Mechanical Services LLC a call at 406-761-7283 or set up an appointment with us online.