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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Marshalltown

It’s getting colder in Marshalltown, which means your furnace will be working hard for you for the next few months. It’ll keep you comfy and warm, 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 tips for you that can help you keep your furnace working efficiently:

  • Change your furnace filter: people forget to check and change their furnace filters often enough, which is sad because this is most likely the easiest 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 clogged.
  • Adjust your thermostat settings: turning your thermostat down just a few degrees cooler than 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 hassle of changing 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 out or when you’re sleeping.
  • Install weatherstripping: sealing around your doors and windows can help hold warm air inside your home. Look at your doors and windows and install new weatherstripping where it’s dry or cracking 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 increasing the efficiency of your furnace. If you’d like more information about these tips or if you’re in the market for a new furnace, call B & G HVAC at 641-752-3429 or schedule an appointment with us online.