Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Portland Metro11/12/2015 It’s winter in Portland Metro, 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 cost you. 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 operating efficiently: Change your furnace filter: people forget to check and change their furnace filters all the time, which is unfortunate because this is probably 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 regularly and change it if it’s getting clogged. Adjust your thermostat settings: moving your thermostat down just a few degrees below where 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 hassle of changing your thermostat every day or trying to remember to set 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. Check your doors and windows and install new weatherstripping where needed and re-caulk any areas that need it. Everyone likes to be comfortable, no matter what the weather is like outside. With these tips, you can make your home comfort more affordable by increasing the efficiency of your furnace. If you’d like more information about these tips or if you’re shopping for a new furnace, call Central Air Inc at 503-656-1908 or schedule an appointment with us online.