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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Colorado Springs

It’s winter in Colorado Springs, 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 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 pulled together some simple 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 unfortunate because this is undoubtedly 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 regularly 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 annoyance 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 necessary and re-caulk any areas that need it.

Everyone likes to be comfortable, even if it’s not outside. With these tips, you can 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 in the market for a new furnace, call Triton HVAC & Refrigeration at 719-332-3458 or schedule an appointment with us online.