Furnace Service and More: 5 Ways to Take On Heating Costs in Lake Charles10/29/2015There’s no getting around the changing seasons in Lake Charles, 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 best time to schedule annual furnace service as well, but maybe not in the way that you had thought before. Energy savings comes in a number shapes and forms, to include: Furnace Service. Many homeowners solely associate furnace service with swapping out filters, but having a tune-up done can help your system run more smoothly, providing you with efficient comfort that may help you save on your monthly heating bills. Take It Down A Notch. Altering the temperature on your thermostat even a handful of degrees could help you save consistently month after month. It’s pretty clear, but when your system doesn’t have to work as often, you don’t have to pay as much in energy expenses. Filters. Another simple fix that most every homeowner can complete on their own, switching furnace filters every month or two during the heating season helps air pass through more smoothly, making less work for your furnace. Defeat Drafts. It’s easy to lose a lot of your heated air to drafty windows and doors, so be sure to take advantage of caulk and weatherstripping to close those pesky holes and keep the warm air indoors to enjoy. High Efficiency. When your ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc pro 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 decrease your monthly energy costs. Everyone likes to save a few dollars here and there, and by no means is this list comprehensive, but there are a few simple ways to help boost your comfort when the temperatures dip in Lake Charles. Whether you’re calling to set up annual furnace service or simply want to know which furnace filter is correct for your system, give the experts at ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc a call at 337-335-0992 or schedule an appointment online to start saving a little more today.