Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Plainfield10/29/2015 You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you’re spending to keep snug 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 excess spending on your utility bills and now is the ideal time to get that scheduled. The pros at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc have put together 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 catch small problems before they become major problems, and it can help make sure your system is functioning at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Adjusting the temperature on your thermostat even a couple degrees can make a major change on your energy bill. It doesn’t take long for those savings to really add up. If you’re having trouble getting used to the present temperature, try modifying it slowly, perhaps a degree a day. Your body will swiftly 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 easily, 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 fantastic ways to tackle drafts. Efficiency Check—When your PWA Heating & Cooling Inc technician is over for your regular furnace service, ask them about the efficiency level of your unit. They can help you decide if it is time to check into a more energy-efficient model, which could help save you money without affecting 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 regular furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 815-768-6656. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.