Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Plover10/29/2015 You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you’re spending to stay cozy no matter the weather. While it might not be the the top thing that comes to your mind, getting an yearly furnace service is a great way to keep from excess spending on your utility bills and now is an excellent time to get that scheduled. The pros at Point Heating & Cooling have assembled some 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 big problems, and it can help ensure your system is operating at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Adjusting the temperature on your thermostat several degrees can make a big difference on your energy bill. Month after month those savings will really add up. If you’re having problems getting used to the new temperature, try changing 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 effortless and most helpful things a homeowner can do. A grimy filter will keep air from passing through easily, 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 great ways to battle drafts. Efficiency Check—When your Point Heating & Cooling technician is over for your annual 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 hindering 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 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 715-345-1979. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.