Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Excelsior Springs10/29/2015 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 first thing that comes to your mind, getting an annual furnace service is a fantastic way to keep from excess spending on your utility bills and now is an excellent time to get that scheduled. The pros at Colvin's Inc have assembled a few tips to help you save some money this coming season. Furnace Service—As we have mentioned, furnace service can help save you in more ways than one. It can help you find small problems before they become major problems, and it can help ensure your system is running at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Changing the temperature on your thermostat several degrees can make a big difference on your energy bill. Month after month those savings will really add up. If you’re having difficulty getting used to the new temperature, try changing it gradually, 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 effortless and most beneficial 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 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 Colvin's Inc technician is over for your annual 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 affecting your comfort. There’s never a bad time to start saving money. Of course there are more ways to save money, but hopefully this will get you off on the right foot. If you need to schedule your regular furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 816-630-2702. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.