Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Cedar Rapids

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It’s winter in Cedar Rapids, 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 come with a high price tag. 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 collected some easy-to-do tips for you that can help you keep your furnace working efficiently:

  • Change your furnace filter: people forget to check and change their furnace filters often enough, which is unfortunate because this is most likely the easiest 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 cooler than you typically 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 fine-tuning 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 out or when you’re sleeping.
  • Install weatherstripping: sealing around your doors and windows can help hold warm air inside your home. Inspect your doors and windows and install new weatherstripping where necessary and re-caulk any areas that need it.

Everyone likes to be comfortable, no matter what the weather is like outside. These tips can help 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 Ilten's Incorporated at 319-363-0283.

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