Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Augusta10/29/2015There’s no getting around the changing weather in Augusta, it’s something we all have to account for and make changes to accommodate. While it still may not be at the top of your mind, the time is getting closer to start using your heating system. This, of course, means that it’s the perfect time to think about annual furnace service as well, but maybe not in the way that you had thought before. Energy savings comes in many shapes and forms, including: Furnace Service. Many homeowners strictly associate furnace service with swapping out filters, but having a tune-up performed can help your system run smoother, providing you with efficient comfort that may help you save on your monthly heating expenses. Take It Down A Notch. Adjusting the temperature on your thermostat even a handful of degrees may help you save consistently month after month. It’s pretty clear, but when your system doesn’t have to run as often, you don’t have to pay as much in energy bills. Filters. Another simple fix that most every homeowner can handle on their own, swapping furnace filters every month or two during the heating season helps air pass through more easily, making less work for your furnace. Defeat Drafts. It’s not difficult to lose a lot of your heated air to drafty windows and doors, so be sure to use caulk and weatherstripping to close those pesky holes and keep the warm air indoors to enjoy. High Efficiency. When your Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning technician stops by for your annual furnace service, ask about your current system’s efficiency level and what higher efficiency models are out there. Choosing higher efficiency can provide you with the same level of comfort, while helping reduce your monthly energy bills. Everyone likes to save a few dollars here and there, and by no means is this list complete, but there are a few easy ways to help increase your comfort when the temperatures drop in Augusta. Whether you’re calling to arrange annual furnace service or simply want to know which furnace filter is ideal for your system, give the pros at Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 706-722-5304 or schedule an appointment online to start saving a little more today.