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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Chicago

It’s getting colder in Chicago, which means your furnace will be working hard for you for the next few months. It’ll keep you comfy and warm, 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 pulled together 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 probably 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 regularly and change it if it’s getting clogged.
  • Adjust your thermostat settings: moving your thermostat down just a few degrees lower than you normally 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 annoyance of changing 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 keep warm air inside your home. Inspect your doors and windows and install new weatherstripping where needed 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 iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning at 773-704-0640 or schedule an appointment with us online.