Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Shelby Township 10/29/2015 You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you’re spending to stay cozy no matter the weather. While it might not be the initial thing that comes to your mind, getting an regular furnace service is a great way to keep from spending too much on your utility bills and now is an excellent time to get that scheduled. The pros at Mr. Air Repair 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 in multiple ways. It can help you identify small problems before they become major problems, and it can help make sure your system is operating at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Switching the temperature on your thermostat several degrees can make a major difference on your energy bill. It doesn’t take long for those savings to really add up. If you’re having difficulty getting acclimated to the present temperature, try changing it slowly, 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 helpful things a homeowner can do. A clogged 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 easy ways to battle drafts. Efficiency Check—When your Mr. Air Repair technician is over for your yearly furnace service, question the efficiency level of your unit. They can assist you in deciding if it is time to look into 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 more 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 586-262-4258. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.