Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Colorado Springs10/29/2015 You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you’re spending to stay snug no matter the weather. While it might not be the first thing that comes to your mind, getting an annual furnace service is a great way to keep from spending too much on your utility bills and now is an excellent time to get that scheduled. The pros at Mitchell Heating have assembled 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 a number of ways. It can help you find small problems before they become major problems, and it can help ensure your system is operating at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Changing the temperature on your thermostat even a few degrees can make a big dent on your energy bill. After a few months those savings will really add up. If you’re having difficulty getting accustomed to the current temperature, try changing it gradually, 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 dirty 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 battle drafts. Efficiency Check—When your Mitchell Heating technician is over for your annual furnace service, ask them about the efficiency level of your unit. They can help you decide if it is time to explore getting 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 other 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 719-596-6677. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.