It’s winter in the Rio Grande Valley, which means your furnace will be working hard for you for the next few months. It’ll keep you warm and cozy, but that could cost you. 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 collected some easy 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 bad news because this is most likely 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 routinely and change it if it’s getting dirty.
- Adjust your thermostat settings: bumping your thermostat down just a few degrees lower than you typically 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 trouble of fine-tuning your thermostat every day or trying to remember to change 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 keep warm air inside your home. Check 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, even when the weather is less than ideal. 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 looking for a new furnace, call Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. at 956-630-3522.