Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Charlottesville10/29/2015 You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you’re spending to remain snug 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 overspending on your utility bills and now is an excellent time to get that scheduled. The pros at Beck Cohen have put together some tips to help you save some money this coming season. Furnace Service—As we mentioned before, furnace service can help save you in multiple ways. It can help you find small problems before they become large problems, and it can help make sure your system is functioning at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Switching the temperature on your thermostat several degrees can make a major 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 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 increases 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 easy ways to fix drafts. Efficiency Check—When your Beck Cohen technician is over for your yearly furnace service, ask them about the efficiency level of your unit. They can help you determine 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 more ways to save money, but hopefully this will be the jumpstart you need. If you need to schedule your regular furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 434-296-0129. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.