Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Chicago10/29/2015 You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you’re spending to stay comfortable no matter the weather. While it might not be the the top thing that comes to your mind, getting an annual furnace service is a fantastic way to keep from excess spending on your utility bills and now is the perfect time to get that scheduled. The pros at iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning have put together some 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 identify small problems before they become big problems, and it can help ensure your system is operating at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Adjusting the temperature on your thermostat even a few degrees can make a big dent on your energy bill. It doesn’t take long for those savings to really add up. If you’re having difficulty getting acclimated to the new temperature, try adjusting 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 most effortless and most beneficial things a homeowner can do. A clogged filter will keep air from passing through freely, which will cause your system to work harder, which drives up 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 easy ways to battle drafts. Efficiency Check—When your iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning technician is over for your annual furnace service, question 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 affecting your comfort. There isn’t a bad time to start saving money. Of course there are more ways to save money, but hopefully this will get you off on the right foot. If you need to schedule your regular furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 773-704-0640. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.