Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Olathe10/29/2015 You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you’re spending to keep cozy no matter the weather. While it might not be the initial thing that comes to your mind, getting an annual furnace service is a great way to keep from overspending on your utility bills and now is the perfect time to get that scheduled. The pros at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning have compiled a number of tips to help you save some money this coming season. Furnace Service—As we mentioned before, furnace service can help save you a number of ways. It can help you identify small problems before they become major problems, and it can help make sure your system is functioning at its best. Thermostat Adjustment—Switching the temperature on your thermostat several degrees can make a big dent on your energy bill. Month after month those savings will really add up. If you’re having difficulty getting accustomed to the present temperature, try modifying it bit by bit, perhaps a degree a day. Your body will swiftly adjust to the new temperature. Change Your Filter—Changing your furnace filter is one of the easiest and most valuable things a homeowner can do. A dirty filter will keep air from passing through effortlessly, which will cause your system to work harder, which increases 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 Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning 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 explore getting a more energy-efficient model, which could help save you money without affecting 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 annual furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 913-432-3342. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.