Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in South Beloit and Belvidere10/29/2015 You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you’re spending to keep cozy no matter the weather. While it might not be the first 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 the ideal time to get that scheduled. The pros at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. 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 in multiple ways. It can help you identify small problems before they become large problems, and it can help make sure your system is operating at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Switching the temperature on your thermostat even a few degrees can make a huge change on your energy bill. Month after month those savings will really add up. If you’re having difficulty getting used to the present temperature, try modifying 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 effortlessly, which will cause your system to work harder, which increases your utility bills. Address Drafts—Windows and doors could be the reason you’re losing both heat and money. Caulk and weather-stripping are easy ways to battle drafts. Efficiency Check—When your Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. technician is over for your annual 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 inhibiting your comfort. There isn’t a bad 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 yearly furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 877-389-2465. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.