Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Marshalltown10/29/2015 You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you’re spending to stay comfortable 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 fantastic way to keep from overspending on your utility bills and now is an excellent time to get that scheduled. The pros at B & G HVAC have compiled a few 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 ensure your system is functioning at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Switching the temperature on your thermostat even a couple degrees can make a huge difference on your energy bill. It doesn’t take long for those savings to really add up. If you’re having trouble getting acclimated to the current temperature, try modifying it bit by bit, 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 most effortless and most valuable things a homeowner can do. A clogged filter will keep air from passing through effortlessly, 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 easy ways to fix drafts. Efficiency Check—When your B & G HVAC technician is over for your regular furnace service, ask them about the efficiency level of your unit. They can assist you in deciding if it is time to explore getting 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 other ways to save money, but hopefully this will help you get started. If you need to schedule your annual furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 641-752-3429. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.