Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in West Columbia10/29/2015 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 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 ideal time to get that scheduled. The pros at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. have put together a number of 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 find small problems before they become large problems, and it can help ensure your system is functioning at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Switching the temperature on your thermostat several degrees can make a big dent on your energy bill. Month after month those savings will really add up. If you’re having difficulty getting used to the current temperature, try modifying 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 easiest and most helpful things a homeowner can do. A clogged 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 with drafts can cause you to lose heat and money. Caulk and weather-stripping are great ways to battle drafts. Efficiency Check—When your Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. technician is over for your regular furnace service, inquire about the efficiency level of your unit. They can help you decide if it is time to check 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 additional ways to save money, but hopefully this will get you off on the right foot. If you need to schedule your annual furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 803-796-9172. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.