Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Scottsboro10/29/2015 You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you’re spending to remain 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 fantastic way to keep from spending too much on your utility bills and now is an excellent time to get that scheduled. The pros at Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. have compiled some tips to help you save some money this coming season. Furnace Service—As we previously mentioned, furnace service can help save you a number of ways. It can help you find small problems before they become large problems, and it can help ensure your system is running at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Changing the temperature on your thermostat even a few degrees can make a big dent on your energy bill. After a few months those savings will really add up. If you’re having trouble getting accustomed to the present temperature, try modifying it bit by bit, perhaps a degree a day. Your body will swiftly adjust to the new temperature. Change Your Filter—Changing your furnace filter is one of the most simple and most valuable things a homeowner can do. A grimy 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 with drafts can cause you to lose heat and money. Caulk and weather-stripping are great ways to tackle drafts. Efficiency Check—When your Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. technician is over for your yearly furnace service, inquire about the efficiency level of your unit. They can assist you in deciding if it is time to check into a more energy-efficient model, which could help save you money without affecting your comfort. There isn’t 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 regular furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 256-574-1300. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.