Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Portland Metro10/29/2015 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 a fantastic way to keep from excess spending on your utility bills and now is the ideal time to get that scheduled. The pros at Central Air Inc have put together some tips to help you save some money this coming season. Furnace Service—As we previously mentioned, furnace service can help save you in more ways than one. It can help you find small problems before they become big problems, and it can help ensure your system is operating at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Changing the temperature on your thermostat several 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 problems getting accustomed to the current 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 most simple 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 drives up your utility bills. Address Drafts—Windows and doors with drafts can cause you to lose heat and money. Caulk and weather-stripping are easy ways to battle drafts. Efficiency Check—When your Central Air Inc technician is over for your annual furnace service, inquire about the efficiency level of your unit. They can assist you in deciding 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 yearly furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 503-656-1908. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.