Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Lexington10/29/2015 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 the top thing that comes to your mind, getting an yearly furnace service is a great way to keep from overspending on your utility bills and now is the ideal time to get that scheduled. The pros at James Heating & A/C, Inc have put together a number of 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 major problems, and it can help make certain your system is operating at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Adjusting the temperature on your thermostat even a few degrees can make a big difference on your energy bill. It doesn’t take long for those savings to really add up. If you’re having difficulty getting used to the current temperature, try changing 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 simple and most beneficial things a homeowner can do. A dirty filter will keep air from passing through freely, 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 tackle drafts. Efficiency Check—When your James Heating & A/C, Inc technician is over for your yearly furnace service, inquire about the efficiency level of your unit. They can help you determine if it is time to check into a more energy-efficient model, which could help save you money without hindering your comfort. It’s always the right 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 yearly furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 336-853-6070. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.