Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Asheville11/12/2015 It’s winter in Asheville, which means your furnace will be working overtime 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 compiled some simple 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 probably 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 habitually and change it if it’s getting grimy. Adjust your thermostat settings: moving your thermostat down just a few degrees below where you normally have it can help you save money on your heating bill without affecting your comfort. Use a programmable thermostat: if you don’t want the trouble 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 hold warm air inside your home. Inspect your doors and windows and install new weatherstripping where needed and re-caulk any areas that need it. Everyone likes to be comfortable, even if it’s not outside. These tips can help 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 1st Choice Service Group Inc at 828-551-2913 or schedule an appointment with us online.