Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in the Main Line10/29/2015 You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you’re spending to remain snug no matter the weather. While it might not be the first thing that comes to your mind, getting an regular furnace service is a fantastic way to keep from overspending on your utility bills and now is the perfect time to get that scheduled. The pros at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning have assembled some tips to help you save some money this coming season. Furnace Service—As we have mentioned, furnace service can help save you in more ways than one. It can help you identify small problems before they become big problems, and it can help ensure your system is operating at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Adjusting the temperature on your thermostat even a few degrees can make a huge difference on your energy bill. After a few months those savings will really add up. If you’re having difficulty getting acclimated to the present temperature, try changing it bit by bit, 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 effortlessly, 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 fix drafts. Efficiency Check—When your O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning technician is over for your annual furnace service, ask them about 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 hindering your comfort. There’s never a bad 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 yearly furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 610-257-7035. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.