Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Bishop10/29/2015 You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you’re spending to keep snug no matter the weather. While it might not be the the top thing that comes to your mind, getting an yearly furnace service is an ideal way to keep from excess spending on your utility bills and now is an excellent time to get that scheduled. The pros at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning 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 in more ways than one. It can help you catch small problems before they become major problems, and it can help make sure your system is operating at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Switching the temperature on your thermostat even a couple degrees can make a huge difference on your energy bill. It doesn’t take long for those savings to really add up. If you’re having difficulty getting accustomed to the present temperature, try changing it gradually, 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 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 fantastic ways to tackle drafts. Efficiency Check—When your Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning technician is over for your regular furnace service, ask them about the efficiency level of your unit. They can assist you in deciding 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 other ways to save money, but hopefully this will get you off on the right foot. If you need to schedule your yearly furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 760-784-9034. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.