Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Madera10/29/2015 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 a great way to keep from overspending on your utility bills and now is the ideal time to get that scheduled. The pros at Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. have put together a few tips to help you save some money this coming season. Furnace Service—As we mentioned before, furnace service can help save you a number of ways. It can help you find small problems before they become major problems, and it can help ensure your system is running at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Switching the temperature on your thermostat even a couple degrees can make a big change on your energy bill. Month after month those savings will really add up. If you’re having problems getting accustomed to the current temperature, try changing it gradually, 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 effortless and most beneficial things a homeowner can do. A dirty 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 with drafts can cause you to lose heat and money. Caulk and weather-stripping are great ways to fix drafts. Efficiency Check—When your Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. technician is over for your yearly furnace service, question the efficiency level of your unit. They can help you determine 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 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 559-675-1681. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.