Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in the Upper Rio Grande Valley10/29/2015 You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you’re spending to remain snug no matter the weather. While it might not be the first thing that comes to your mind, getting an regular furnace service is a fantastic way to keep from spending too much on your utility bills and now is the perfect time to get that scheduled. The pros at Cytech Heating & Cooling have put together some tips to help you save some money this coming season. Furnace Service—As we mentioned before, furnace service can help save you in multiple ways. It can help you find small problems before they become big problems, and it can help ensure your system is operating at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Changing the temperature on your thermostat even a few degrees can make a major change on your energy bill. Month after month those savings will really add up. If you’re having difficulty getting used to the current temperature, try modifying it gradually, perhaps a degree a day. Your body will easily adjust to the new temperature. Change Your Filter—Changing your furnace filter is one of the most simple and most beneficial things a homeowner can do. A clogged filter will keep air from passing through freely, which will cause your system to work harder, which hikes up your utility bills. Address Drafts—Windows and doors could be the reason you’re losing both heat and money. Caulk and weather-stripping are easy ways to battle drafts. Efficiency Check—When your Cytech Heating & Cooling technician is over for your regular furnace service, inquire about the efficiency level of your unit. They can assist you in deciding if it is time to look into a more energy-efficient model, which could help save you money without affecting your comfort. There’s never a bad time to start saving money. Of course there are more ways to save money, but hopefully this will be the jumpstart you need. If you need to schedule your annual furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 956-630-3522. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.