Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Carlsbad11/12/2015 It’s winter in Carlsbad, 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 be hard on your wallet. 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 operating efficiently: Change your furnace filter: people forget to check and change their furnace filters often enough, which is bad news because this is undoubtedly the most effortless 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 ordinarily 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 annoyance 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 out or when you’re sleeping. Install weatherstripping: sealing around your doors and windows can help hold warm air inside your home. Inspect 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. Use these tips to make your home comfort more affordable by improving the efficiency of your furnace. If you’d like more information about these tips or if you’re shopping for a new furnace, call Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services at 575-887-7777 or schedule an appointment with us online.