Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Middletown10/29/2015 You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you’re spending to remain cozy no matter the weather. While it might not be the initial thing that comes to your mind, getting an yearly furnace service is a fantastic way to keep from spending too much on your utility bills and now is an excellent time to get that scheduled. The pros at Schagrin Gas Company have compiled 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 multiple ways. It can help you identify small problems before they become big problems, and it can help make certain your system is running at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Adjusting the temperature on your thermostat several degrees can make a big change on your energy bill. Month after month those savings will really add up. If you’re having problems getting accustomed to the current temperature, try changing it bit by bit, perhaps a degree a day. Your body will quickly adjust to the new temperature. Change Your Filter—Changing your furnace filter is one of the most simple and most helpful things a homeowner can do. A dirty filter will keep air from passing through easily, which will cause your system to work harder, which hikes up your utility bills. Address Drafts—Windows and doors with drafts can cause you to lose heat and money. Caulk and weather-stripping are fantastic ways to battle drafts. Efficiency Check—When your Schagrin Gas Company technician is over for your yearly furnace service, inquire about the efficiency level of your unit. They can help you determine if it is time to explore getting a more energy-efficient model, which could help save you money without inhibiting your comfort. It’s always the right time to start saving money. Of course there are additional 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 302-658-2000. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.