Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Huntingburg

October 29, 2015

You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you’re spending to stay comfortable no matter the weather. While it might not be the the top thing that comes to your mind, getting an annual furnace service is a great way to keep from excess spending on your utility bills and now is an excellent time to get that scheduled. The pros at Dearing's Service & Solutions have put together a few tips to help you save some money this coming season.

  1. 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 large problems, and it can help make sure your system is functioning at its best.
  2. Thermostat Adjustment—Switching 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 problems getting accustomed to the present temperature, try adjusting it slowly, perhaps a degree a day. Your body will easily adjust to the new temperature.
  3. Change Your Filter—Changing your furnace filter is one of the easiest and most helpful things a homeowner can do. A grimy filter will keep air from passing through freely, which will cause your system to work harder, which drives up your utility bills.
  4. 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.
  5. Efficiency Check—When your Dearing's Service & Solutions technician is over for your regular furnace service, question the efficiency level of your unit. They can help you determine 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 additional ways to save money, but hopefully this will be the jumpstart you need. If you need to schedule your annual furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 812-200-5844.