Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in McHenry

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 initial 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 the perfect time to get that scheduled. The pros at have put together a few tips to help you save some money this coming season.

  1. Furnace Service—As we previously mentioned, furnace service can help save you in more ways than one. It can help you identify small problems before they become major problems, and it can help make sure your system is functioning at its best.
  2. Thermostat Adjustment—Changing the temperature on your thermostat even a couple degrees can make a major 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 new temperature, try adjusting it bit by bit, perhaps a degree a day. Your body will easily adjust to the new temperature.
  3. 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.
  4. Address Drafts—Windows and doors could be the reason you’re losing both heat and money. Caulk and weather-stripping are easy ways to fix drafts.
  5. Efficiency Check—When your technician is over for your regular furnace service, ask them about the efficiency level of your unit. They can help you determine if it is time to look into 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 additional 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 815-410-1128. 

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