Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Bossier City10/29/2015 You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you’re spending to stay cozy no matter the weather. While it might not be the first thing that comes to your mind, getting an yearly furnace service is a great way to keep from spending too much on your utility bills and now is the ideal time to get that scheduled. The pros at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning have put together some tips to help you save some money this coming season. Furnace Service—As we mentioned before, furnace service can help save you a number of ways. It can help you identify small problems before they become big problems, and it can help make sure your system is running at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Changing the temperature on your thermostat even a few degrees can make a major change on your energy bill. After a few months those savings will really add up. If you’re having trouble getting acclimated to the current temperature, try modifying it bit by bit, 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 simple and most beneficial things a homeowner can do. A clogged filter will keep air from passing through freely, which will cause your system to work harder, which drives up 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 Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning technician is over for your annual furnace service, question 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 affecting your comfort. There isn’t a bad time to start saving money. Of course there are other 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 800-COOLING. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.