Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Hattiesburg10/29/2015 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 initial 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 an excellent time to get that scheduled. The pros at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning have put together some tips to help you save some money this coming season. Furnace Service—As we previously mentioned, furnace service can help save you a number of ways. It can help you catch small problems before they become major problems, and it can help make sure your system is functioning at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Adjusting the temperature on your thermostat even a few degrees can make a huge difference on your energy bill. After a few months those savings will really add up. If you’re having problems getting used to the new temperature, try changing 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 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. Address Drafts—Windows and doors might be causing you to lose a lot of heat and money. Caulk and weather-stripping are great ways to tackle drafts. Efficiency Check—When your Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning technician is over for your regular furnace service, question 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 affecting 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 be the jumpstart you need. If you need to schedule your yearly furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 601-268-3486. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.