Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in East Peoria10/29/2015 You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you’re spending to keep cozy no matter the weather. While it might not be the first thing that comes to your mind, getting an annual furnace service is a great way to keep from overspending on your utility bills and now is an excellent time to get that scheduled. The pros at Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC have assembled some tips to help you save some money this coming season. Furnace Service—As we previously mentioned, furnace service can help save you in more ways than one. It can help you catch small problems before they become large problems, and it can help make sure your system is operating at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Switching the temperature on your thermostat even a few degrees can make a big change on your energy bill. Month after month those savings will really add up. If you’re having difficulty getting acclimated to the current temperature, try modifying it slowly, perhaps a degree a day. Your body will quickly adjust to the new temperature. Change Your Filter—Changing your furnace filter is one of the most effortless and most valuable things a homeowner can do. A grimy filter will keep air from passing through easily, which will cause your system to work harder, which drives up your utility bills. Address Drafts—Windows and doors might be causing you to lose a lot of heat and money. Caulk and weather-stripping are great ways to fix drafts. Efficiency Check—When your Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC technician is over for your yearly furnace service, inquire about the efficiency level of your unit. They can help you decide if it is time to look 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 additional ways to save money, but hopefully this will help you get started. If you need to schedule your annual furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 309-437-2703. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.