Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Oxford

October 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 regular furnace service is a fantastic way to keep from spending too much on your utility bills and now is an excellent time to get that scheduled. The pros at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc have put together some tips to help you save some money this coming season.

  1. Furnace Service—As we mentioned before, furnace service can help save you a number of ways. It can help you identify small problems before they become large problems, and it can help make certain your system is functioning at its best.
  2. Thermostat Adjustment—Adjusting the temperature on your thermostat several degrees can make a major change on your energy bill. After a few months those savings will really add up. If you’re having difficulty getting used to the present temperature, try modifying it slowly, perhaps a degree a day. Your body will easily adjust to the new temperature.
  3. 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 freely, which will cause your system to work harder, which increases your utility bills.
  4. Address Drafts—Windows and doors could be the reason you’re losing both heat and money. Caulk and weather-stripping are great ways to fix drafts.
  5. Efficiency Check—When your Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc technician is over for your yearly furnace service, question 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 inhibiting your comfort.

There’s never 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 annual furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 662-281-1231.