Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Bishop11/12/2015 It’s winter in Bishop, which means your furnace will be working overtime 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 can affect everything from your comfort to your wallet to our environment. Because energy efficiency is so important to so many things, we’ve pulled together some easy tips for you that can help you keep your furnace operating efficiently: Change your furnace filter: people forget to check and change their furnace filters regularly, which is sad because this is probably 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 habitually and change it if it’s getting dirty. Adjust your thermostat settings: moving 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 tweak 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 gone or when you’re sleeping. Install weatherstripping: sealing around your doors and windows can help contain 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, no matter what the weather is like outside. Use these tips to 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 in the market for a new furnace, call Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning at 760-784-9034 or schedule an appointment with us online.