How to keep your the Upper Rio Grande Valley home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The coldest temperatures in the Upper Rio Grande Valley will be here for a while. You may be thinking about summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable during winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it running well with annual furnace service. You rely on your furnace to keep you warm in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service annually. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you cozy all winter long. If you’ve already scheduled your routine furnace service this year, we have some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays cozy: Have an energy audit — you will find that many energy companies will do an energy audit on your home to help you pinpoint areas that can improve. You’d be surprised how many areas let hot or cold air leak out of your home. Weatherstripping — a large amount of cold air enters your home when doors are open. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Look at your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s worn out or damaged. This easy fix could prevent a lot of cold air from slipping inside your home. Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is a common problem with heating your home. They may permit a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can repair this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape. These tips will help a lot, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and cozy. Or, give the experts at Cytech Heating & Cooling a call at 956-630-3522 for more ideas and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.