Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Scottsboro10/29/2015There’s no getting around the changing seasons in Scottsboro, it’s something we all have to adjust 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 ideal time to consider annual furnace service as well, but probably not in the way that you had previously thought. Energy savings comes in many shapes and forms, like: Furnace Service. Many homeowners only associate furnace service with swapping out filters, but having a tune-up completed can help your system run smoother, providing you with efficient comfort that could help you save on your monthly heating costs. Take It Down A Notch. Changing the temperature on your thermostat even a couple degrees could help you save consistently month after month. It’s pretty clear, but when your system doesn’t have to work as often, you don’t have to pay as much in energy expenses. Filters. Another simple fix that most every homeowner can handle on their own, swapping furnace filters every month or two during the heating season helps air pass through more effortlessly, making less work for your furnace. Defeat Drafts. It’s not hard 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 Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. pro comes by for your annual furnace service, ask about your current system’s efficiency level and what higher efficiency models are available. Choosing higher efficiency can provide you with the same level of comfort, while helping decrease your monthly energy bills. 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 simple ways to help boost your comfort when the temperatures drop in Scottsboro. Whether you’re calling to schedule annual furnace service or simply want to know which furnace filter is correct for your system, give the pros at Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. a call at 256-574-1300 or schedule an appointment online to start saving a little more today.