You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you’re spending to keep comfortable no matter the weather. While it might not be the first thing that comes to your mind, getting an annual furnace service is a fantastic way to keep from overspending on your utility bills and now is the perfect time to get that scheduled. The pros at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning have put together some tips to help you save some money this coming season.
- Furnace Service—As we previously mentioned, furnace service can help save you in more ways than one. It can help you identify small problems before they become big 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 change 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 modifying it bit by bit, 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 valuable 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 with drafts can cause you to lose heat and money. Caulk and weather-stripping are great ways to tackle drafts.
- Efficiency Check—When your Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning technician is over for your annual 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 affecting your comfort.
There’s never 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 annual furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 800-COOLING.