Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Utica10/29/2015 You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you’re spending to stay comfortable no matter the weather. While it might not be the the top thing that comes to your mind, getting an annual furnace service is an ideal way to keep from excess spending on your utility bills and now is the perfect time to get that scheduled. The pros at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. have assembled a number of tips to help you save some money this coming season. Furnace Service—As we mentioned before, furnace service can help save you in more ways than one. It can help you catch small problems before they become major problems, and it can help ensure your system is running at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Changing the temperature on your thermostat even a few degrees can make a major difference on your energy bill. Month after month those savings will really add up. If you’re having trouble getting accustomed to the current temperature, try adjusting it slowly, perhaps a degree a day. Your body will easily adjust to the new temperature. Change Your Filter—Changing your furnace filter is one of the most simple and most helpful things a homeowner can do. A clogged filter will keep air from passing through easily, which will cause your system to work harder, which drives up your utility bills. Address Drafts—Windows and doors could be the reason you’re losing both heat and money. Caulk and weather-stripping are fantastic ways to battle drafts. Efficiency Check—When your Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. 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 check into a more energy-efficient model, which could help save you money without affecting your comfort. There isn’t a bad time to start saving money. Of course there are other ways to save money, but hopefully this will be the jumpstart you need. If you need to schedule your yearly furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 586-731-0950. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.