Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Dresden10/29/2015 You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you’re spending to keep comfortable no matter the weather. While it might not be the initial thing that comes to your mind, getting an yearly furnace service is a great way to keep from spending too much on your utility bills and now is an excellent time to get that scheduled. The pros at McFadden Heating & Cooling have put together a few tips to help you save some money this coming season. Furnace Service—As we have mentioned, furnace service can help save you in multiple ways. It can help you identify small problems before they become major problems, and it can help ensure your system is running at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Adjusting the temperature on your thermostat even a couple degrees can make a huge change on your energy bill. It doesn’t take long for those savings to really add up. If you’re having problems getting acclimated to the current temperature, try modifying it bit by bit, perhaps a degree a day. Your body will quickly adjust to the new temperature. Change Your Filter—Changing your furnace filter is one of the most simple and most beneficial things a homeowner can do. A dirty filter will keep air from passing through freely, which will cause your system to work harder, which drives up your utility bills. Address Drafts—Windows and doors might be causing you to lose a lot of heat and money. Caulk and weather-stripping are easy ways to tackle drafts. Efficiency Check—When your McFadden Heating & Cooling technician is over for your yearly furnace service, ask them about the efficiency level of your unit. They can assist you in deciding if it is time to explore getting a more energy-efficient model, which could help save you money without hindering your comfort. There isn’t a bad time to start saving money. Of course there are more ways to save money, but hopefully this will get you off on the right foot. If you need to schedule your yearly furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 1-866-781-0111. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.