Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Bishop11/12/2015Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Bishop, most folks will start seriously thinking about switching on the furnace for the upcoming months. With that flip of the switch comes new consideration both for your comfort and for your pocket book. Energy efficiency universally has an impact on everyone who operates a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the ecosystem depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re watching for little ways to make a huge impact on the energy efficiency of your furnace this season, consider these simple fixes: Easy Fixes Filters: probably the most unused simple fix to help better the energy efficiency of your furnace, changing filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it can also help you keep your indoor air quality in check. Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than typical is a very basic way to save money. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a couple degrees cooler can do for your energy costs. Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like always adjusting your thermostat before you are away 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 not around or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as crucial. 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 couple minutes to walk around your home and inspect your windows and doors and determine 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 few tips are a perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to boost the efficiency of your furnace and potentially save a few bucks. If you’d like to know any more about these tips or are in the market for a new furnace, give the pros at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 760-784-9034 or set up an appointment with us online.