Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Wisconsin Rapids10/29/2015 You can’t control the weather, but you can control how much you’re spending to stay cozy 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 the perfect time to get that scheduled. The pros at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc have compiled some 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 catch 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 dent on your energy bill. After a few months those savings will really add up. If you’re having problems getting accustomed to the new temperature, try adjusting it bit by bit, 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 helpful things a homeowner can do. A clogged 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 with drafts can cause you to lose heat and money. Caulk and weather-stripping are great ways to battle drafts. Efficiency Check—When your Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc technician is over for your yearly 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 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 help you get started. If you need to schedule your regular furnace service or have any other questions about your home comfort give us a call at 715-421-5555. You can also book an appointment with us online using our online scheduler.