Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Colfax10/29/2015 You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you’re spending to keep 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 spending too much on your utility bills and now is the ideal time to get that scheduled. The pros at Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning 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 a number of ways. It can help you catch small problems before they become large problems, and it can help make certain your system is functioning at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Changing the temperature on your thermostat even a few degrees can make a major change on your energy bill. After a few months those savings will really add up. If you’re having problems getting accustomed to the new temperature, try changing it gradually, perhaps a degree a day. Your body will swiftly 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 grimy 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 might be causing you to lose a lot of heat and money. Caulk and weather-stripping are great ways to fix drafts. Efficiency Check—When your Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning technician is over for your yearly furnace service, ask them about 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 hindering your comfort. There’s never 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 annual furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 509-397-3622. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.