Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in the Main Line10/29/2015There’s no getting around the change of seasons in the Main Line, it’s something we all have to be ready for and make changes to accommodate. While it still may not be at the top of your mind, the time is getting closer to start using your heating system. This, of course, means that it’s the best time to think about annual furnace service as well, but possibly not in the way that you had previously thought. Energy savings comes in various shapes and forms, including: Furnace Service. Many homeowners solely associate furnace service with changing out filters, but having a tune-up completed can help your system run more smoothly, providing you with efficient comfort that can help you save on your monthly heating costs. Take It Down A Notch. Altering the temperature on your thermostat even a few degrees could help you save consistently during the year. It’s pretty evident, but when your system doesn’t have to work as often, you don’t have to pay as much in energy bills. Filters. Another simple fix that most every homeowner can take care of on their own, switching furnace filters every month or two during the heating season helps air pass through more smoothly, making less work for your furnace. Defeat Drafts. It’s not difficult to lose a lot of your heated air to drafty windows and doors, so be sure to take advantage of caulk and weatherstripping to close those annoying holes and keep the warm air indoors to enjoy. High Efficiency. When your O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning expert stops by for your annual furnace service, ask about your current system’s efficiency level and what higher efficiency models are an upgrade. Choosing higher efficiency can provide you with the same level of comfort, while helping lower your monthly energy costs. Everyone likes to save a few dollars here and there, and by no means is this list the end-all be-all, but there are a few easy ways to help maximize your comfort when the temperatures dip in the Main Line. Whether you’re calling to schedule annual furnace service or simply want to know which furnace filter is correct for your system, give the experts at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 610-626-2540 or schedule an appointment online to start saving a little more today.