Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Tuscaloosa10/29/2015 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 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 an excellent time to get that scheduled. The pros at KDM Service Corporation have compiled some tips to help you save some money this coming season. Furnace Service—As we previously mentioned, furnace service can help save you in multiple ways. It can help you find small problems before they become large problems, and it can help ensure your system is operating at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Switching the temperature on your thermostat even a couple degrees can make a huge change 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 modifying it gradually, perhaps a degree a day. Your body will easily 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 dirty 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 fantastic ways to tackle drafts. Efficiency Check—When your KDM Service Corporation 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 look into a more energy-efficient model, which could help save you money without hindering your comfort. There’s never 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 205-758-2703. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.