Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in West Columbia11/12/2015 It’s winter in West Columbia, which means your furnace will be working hard 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 affects 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 operating efficiently: Change your furnace filter: people forget to check and change their furnace filters regularly, which is sad because this is most likely the most straightforward 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 clogged. Adjust your thermostat settings: turning your thermostat down just a few degrees cooler than you ordinarily 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 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 away 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 it’s dry or cracking 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 boosting 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 Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. at 803-796-9172 or schedule an appointment with us online.