Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Carlsbad10/29/2015 You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you’re spending to keep snug no matter the weather. While it might not be the the top thing that comes to your mind, getting an regular furnace service is a fantastic way to keep from overspending on your utility bills and now is an excellent time to get that scheduled. The pros at Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services have put together a few tips to help you save some money this coming season. Furnace Service—As we have mentioned, furnace service can help save you in multiple ways. It can help you identify 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 several degrees can make a huge dent on your energy bill. It doesn’t take long for those savings to really add up. If you’re having difficulty getting acclimated to the current temperature, try adjusting 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 easiest and most beneficial things a homeowner can do. A grimy filter will keep air from passing through easily, which will cause your system to work harder, which hikes 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 fix drafts. Efficiency Check—When your Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services technician is over for your annual furnace service, inquire about the efficiency level of your unit. They can assist you in deciding if it is time to explore getting a more energy-efficient model, which could help save you money without inhibiting 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 regular furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 575-887-7777. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.