Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Cedar Rapids10/29/2015 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 initial thing that comes to your mind, getting an annual furnace service is a fantastic way to keep from overspending on your utility bills and now is the perfect time to get that scheduled. The pros at Ilten's Incorporated have compiled a few 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 catch small problems before they become large problems, and it can help make sure your system is running at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Switching the temperature on your thermostat even a couple 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 acclimated to the current temperature, try adjusting it slowly, 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 effortlessly, which will cause your system to work harder, which drives 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 battle drafts. Efficiency Check—When your Ilten's Incorporated technician is over for your yearly furnace service, inquire about the efficiency level of your unit. They can help you determine if it is time to look into a more energy-efficient model, which could help save you money without inhibiting your comfort. It’s always the right time to start saving money. Of course there are other ways to save money, but hopefully this will be the jumpstart you need. If you need to schedule your yearly furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 319-363-0283. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.