Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Winchester10/29/2015 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 first thing that comes to your mind, getting an regular furnace service is an ideal way to keep from excess spending on your utility bills and now is the perfect time to get that scheduled. The pros at Thornberry Bros Inc have put together some tips to help you save some money this coming season. Furnace Service—As we previously 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 sure your system is functioning at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Switching the temperature on your thermostat even a couple degrees can make a big 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 adjusting 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 most simple and most beneficial things a homeowner can do. A clogged filter will keep air from passing through freely, which will cause your system to work harder, which drives 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 tackle drafts. Efficiency Check—When your Thornberry Bros Inc 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 look 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 other 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 859-745-1564. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.