Three Tips to Keep Your the Rio Grande Valley Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

November 24, 2015

The colder temperatures in the Rio Grande Valley are here to stay for a while. You may be wishing for summer, but you should realize you can be just as comfortable throughout winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it working well with annual furnace service.

You rely on your furnace to keep you cozy in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service each year. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you warm throughout the winter.

If you’ve already had your annual furnace service this year, here are some additional things you can do to ensure your home stays comfortable:

  • Have an energy audit — you will find that many energy companies will complete an energy audit on your home to help you find areas that can improve. It’s amazing how many areas let hot or cold air escape.
  • Weatherstripping — a great deal of cold air flows into your home when doors are open. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Inspect your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s gaping or damaged. There’s a good chance this could stop a lot of cold air from making its way inside your home.
  • Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is often makes home heating a bigger challenge. They may let a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can repair this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape.

Use these tips as a starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and comfortable. Or, give the experts at Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. a call at 956-630-3522 for more ideas and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t already. You can also make an appointment with us online.