Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Springfield10/29/2015 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 first thing that comes to your mind, getting an yearly furnace service is a fantastic way to keep from overspending on your utility bills and now is the ideal time to get that scheduled. The pros at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc have compiled some tips to help you save some money this coming season. Furnace Service—As we have mentioned, furnace service can help save you in more ways than one. It can help you identify small problems before they become large problems, and it can help ensure your system is operating at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Adjusting the temperature on your thermostat even a couple degrees can make a major difference on your energy bill. After a few months those savings will really add up. If you’re having difficulty getting accustomed to the current temperature, try adjusting 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 effortless 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 might be causing you to lose a lot of heat and money. Caulk and weather-stripping are fantastic ways to battle drafts. Efficiency Check—When your Bormida Mechanical Services Inc technician is over for your annual furnace service, inquire about the efficiency level of your unit. They can help you decide if it is time to check into a more energy-efficient model, which could help save you money without affecting your comfort. There’s never a bad time to start saving money. Of course there are more 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 217-210-2662. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.