Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Franklin Lakes10/29/2015 You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you’re spending to remain 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 the perfect time to get that scheduled. The pros at Total Comfort have assembled a few tips to help you save some money this coming season. Furnace Service—As we have mentioned, furnace service can help save you in multiple ways. It can help you identify 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 few degrees can make a major difference on your energy bill. After a few months those savings will really add up. If you’re having difficulty getting accustomed to the new temperature, try changing it bit by bit, 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 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 Total Comfort technician is over for your regular furnace service, ask them about the efficiency level of your unit. They can help you determine 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 additional 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 201-891-1333. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.