Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Augusta10/29/2015 You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you’re spending to remain cozy no matter the weather. While it might not be the initial thing that comes to your mind, getting an annual 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 McCune Heating & Cooling have compiled some 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 catch small problems before they become major problems, and it can help make certain your system is running at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Switching the temperature on your thermostat even a few 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 acclimated 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 increases your utility bills. Address Drafts—Windows and doors could be the reason you’re losing both heat and money. Caulk and weather-stripping are easy ways to fix drafts. Efficiency Check—When your McCune Heating & Cooling technician is over for your annual furnace service, question the efficiency level of your unit. They can assist you in deciding if it is time to look into a more energy-efficient model, which could help save you money without hindering your comfort. It’s always the right time to start saving money. Of course there are more ways to save money, but hopefully this will help you get started. If you need to schedule your yearly furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 316-733-9123. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.