Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Raceland10/29/2015 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 the top 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 the perfect time to get that scheduled. The pros at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service have assembled 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 more ways than one. It can help you identify small problems before they become major problems, and it can help make sure your system is running at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Adjusting the temperature on your thermostat even a couple degrees can make a major dent on your energy bill. After a few months those savings will really add up. If you’re having problems getting acclimated to the current temperature, try modifying 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 effortless and most valuable things a homeowner can do. A clogged filter will keep air from passing through freely, 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 fantastic ways to tackle drafts. Efficiency Check—When your Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service technician is over for your regular furnace service, question the efficiency level of your unit. They can assist you in deciding if it is time to check 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 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 985-537-6795. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.