Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Longview10/29/2015 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 annual furnace service is an ideal way to keep from excess spending on your utility bills and now is an excellent time to get that scheduled. The pros at Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. have assembled some 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 find small problems before they become big problems, and it can help make certain your system is functioning at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Adjusting the temperature on your thermostat several degrees can make a huge change on your energy bill. After a few months those savings will really add up. If you’re having problems getting used to the current temperature, try adjusting 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 easiest and most beneficial things a homeowner can do. A clogged filter will keep air from passing through effortlessly, which will cause your system to work harder, which hikes up your utility bills. Address Drafts—Windows and doors could be the reason you’re losing both heat and money. Caulk and weather-stripping are great ways to tackle drafts. Efficiency Check—When your Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. technician is over for your regular furnace service, question 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 affecting your comfort. It’s always the right time to start saving money. Of course there are more ways to save money, but hopefully this will help you get started. If you need to schedule your regular furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 903-758-0701. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.