Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Florissant10/29/2015 You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you’re spending to keep cozy 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 great way to keep from excess spending on your utility bills and now is the perfect time to get that scheduled. The pros at B & B Heating & Cooling have compiled a number of tips to help you save some money this coming season. Furnace Service—As we previously mentioned, furnace service can help save you in more ways than one. It can help you find small problems before they become big problems, and it can help make sure your system is functioning at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Switching the temperature on your thermostat several degrees can make a big change on your energy bill. Month after month those savings will really add up. If you’re having problems getting acclimated to the present temperature, try changing it slowly, perhaps a degree a day. Your body will easily adjust to the new temperature. Change Your Filter—Changing your furnace filter is one of the most simple and most helpful things a homeowner can do. A clogged 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 could be the reason you’re losing both heat and money. Caulk and weather-stripping are easy ways to fix drafts. Efficiency Check—When your B & B Heating & Cooling technician is over for your yearly furnace service, inquire about the efficiency level of your unit. They can help you determine if it is time to check into a more energy-efficient model, which could help save you money without hindering 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 314-838-9800. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.