Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in McHenry10/29/2015 You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you’re spending to keep comfortable no matter the weather. While it might not be the first thing that comes to your mind, getting an regular furnace service is a fantastic way to keep from spending too much on your utility bills and now is the perfect time to get that scheduled. The pros at Jett's Heating & Air Inc. have put together a few 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 major problems, and it can help make sure your system is functioning at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Changing the temperature on your thermostat even a couple degrees can make a major difference 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 changing 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 valuable things a homeowner can do. A dirty filter will keep air from passing through effortlessly, 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 easy ways to fix drafts. Efficiency Check—When your Jett's Heating & Air Inc. technician is over for your regular furnace service, inquire 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 more ways to save money, but hopefully this will get you off on the right foot. If you need to schedule your regular furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 815-459-4700. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.