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Tips to Improve Your Furnace Efficiency in Rapid City

It’s winter in Rapid City, which means your furnace will be working hard 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 can affect 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 tips for you that can help you keep your furnace running efficiently:

  • Change your furnace filter: people forget to check and change their furnace filters often enough, which is sad because this is undoubtedly 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 dirty.
  • Adjust your thermostat settings: turning your thermostat down just a few degrees lower than you ordinarily 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 annoyance of adjusting your thermostat every day or trying to remember to change 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 contain 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, even when the weather is less than ideal. Use these tips to 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 Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc at 605-342-5107 or schedule an appointment with us online.