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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in East Peoria

It’s winter in East Peoria, which means your furnace will be working extra hard for you for the next few months. It’ll keep you nice and cozy, but that could come with a high price tag. How efficient is your furnace?

The energy efficiency of your furnace affects 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 running efficiently:

  • Change your furnace filter: people forget to check and change their furnace filters all the time, which is unfortunate 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 routinely and change it if it’s getting dirty.
  • Adjust your thermostat settings: moving your thermostat down just a few degrees cooler than you normally have it can help you save money on your heating bill without compromising on your comfort.
  • Use a programmable thermostat: if you don’t want the trouble of adjusting 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 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 necessary and re-caulk any areas that need it.

Everyone likes to be comfortable, no matter what the weather is like 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 shopping for a new furnace, call Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC at 309-437-2703 or schedule an appointment with us online.