Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Aurora10/29/2015 You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you’re spending to stay snug no matter the weather. While it might not be the initial thing that comes to your mind, getting an regular furnace service is a fantastic way to keep from spending too much on your utility bills and now is the perfect time to get that scheduled. The pros at Service Plus Mechanical 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 a number of ways. It can help you identify small problems before they become major problems, and it can help ensure your system is functioning at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Switching the temperature on your thermostat even a couple degrees can make a major difference on your energy bill. After a few months those savings will really add up. If you’re having difficulty getting acclimated to the current temperature, try adjusting it slowly, 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 easiest and most helpful things a homeowner can do. A clogged filter will keep air from passing through freely, which will cause your system to work harder, which increases your utility bills. Address Drafts—Windows and doors with drafts can cause you to lose heat and money. Caulk and weather-stripping are fantastic ways to fix drafts. Efficiency Check—When your Service Plus Mechanical technician is over for your yearly furnace service, question the efficiency level of your unit. They can help you decide if it is time to check into a more energy-efficient model, which could help save you money without inhibiting your comfort. There isn’t a bad time to start saving money. Of course there are additional 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 630-809-6319. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.