Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Rapid City10/29/2015 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 first thing that comes to your mind, getting an regular furnace service is an ideal way to keep from overspending on your utility bills and now is an excellent time to get that scheduled. The pros at Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc have assembled a few tips to help you save some money this coming season. Furnace Service—As we mentioned before, furnace service can help save you in multiple ways. It can help you identify small problems before they become big problems, and it can help make sure your system is functioning at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Adjusting the temperature on your thermostat several degrees can make a major dent on your energy bill. Month after month those savings will really add up. If you’re having trouble getting used to the present temperature, try adjusting 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 easiest 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 hikes up your utility bills. Address Drafts—Windows and doors with drafts can cause you to lose heat and money. Caulk and weather-stripping are great ways to tackle drafts. Efficiency Check—When your Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc technician is over for your yearly furnace service, question the efficiency level of your unit. They can help you decide if it is time to check into a more energy-efficient model, which could help save you money without hindering your comfort. It’s always the right time to start saving money. Of course there are more ways to save money, but hopefully this will be the jumpstart you need. If you need to schedule your annual furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 605-342-5107. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.