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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Beaverton

Now that chilly weather is here to stay in Beaverton, most folks will start truly thinking about flipping on the furnace for the season. With that flip of the switch comes new thoughtfulness both for your comfort and for your wallet.

Energy efficiency universally impacts everyone who runs a furnace or air conditioner and also has an effect on the ecosystem depending on the efficiency of the system. So when you’re searching 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 overlooked simple fix to help impact the energy efficiency of your furnace, exchanging filters as recommended not only helps the air flow more freely, but it could also help you keep your indoor air quality up to par.
  • Thermostat settings: adjusting your thermostat a few degrees cooler than usual is a very simple way to save money. Comfort is still paramount, but you may be surprised what a handful of degrees cooler can do for your energy bills.
  • Programmable thermostat: don’t feel like constantly adjusting your thermostat before you head out the day or when you know you won’t be home for a bit? Programmable thermostats can provide you with savings by keeping your home cooler when you’re away or when you’re sleeping and the temperature isn’t as critical.
  • Weatherstripping: no matter if it’s around your doors or windows, weatherstripping can help keep warm air from escaping after you’ve already paid for it. Take a few minutes to walk around your home and look at your windows and doors and decide if they need to be re-caulked or need new weatherstripping.

Comfort is something we’re always searching for no matter whether it’s furnace season or air conditioning season. These couple tips are a perfect place to start so you can transition to the new season while still working to improve the efficiency of your furnace and possibly 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 team at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. a call at 503-848-3838 or arrange an appointment with us online.