Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in the Upper Rio Grande Valley11/12/2015 It’s winter time in the Upper Rio Grande Valley, which means your furnace will be working overtime for you for the next few months. It’ll keep you nice and cozy, but that could be hard on your wallet. 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 compiled some easy-to-do 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 sad because this is undoubtedly 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 normally have it can help you save money on your heating bill without affecting your comfort. Use a programmable thermostat: if you don’t want the trouble of adjusting your thermostat every day or trying to remember to tweak 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 away or when you’re sleeping. Install weatherstripping: sealing around your doors and windows can help hold warm air inside your home. Look at your doors and windows and install new weatherstripping where needed and re-caulk any areas that need it. Everyone likes to be comfortable, even when the weather is less than ideal. With these tips, you can make your home comfort more affordable by improving the efficiency of your furnace. If you’d like more information about these tips or if you’re in the market for a new furnace, call Cytech Heating & Cooling at 956-630-3522 or schedule an appointment with us online.