So Why The Heck Is Your Heating Bill Higher Every Year?
Well besides the big factor dealing with the cost of energy increasing as it tends to do year after year there is the wear and tear of your HVAC system, that’s where Aspen Creek Heating and Air can help.
Your home’s condition, the condition of your HVAC unit or furnace, and your own habits can also affect your heating bill. A few simple changes can help reduce your winter heating costs.
If your home is well insulated, there is less chance of heat escaping into the air. Insulation helps prevent heat loss, keeping your home warm even when the weather outside is cold.
You might also want to consider replacing your old furnace with a newer model. Older models aren’t always efficient. They use more fuel than modern units do. Newer models are typically more efficient, meaning they don’t waste as much energy. In addition to being more efficient, newer furnaces tend to cost less money over the course of their lifetime.
Common Areas Of Heat Loss In A Home
The average American spends about $2,300 per year on energy bills. This includes both utility costs and the fuel used for space heating and cooling. While it might seem like you’re getting ripped off, there are ways to save money on your heating and cooling bills.
One way to reduce your heating bills is to know how to identify and prevent heat losses in a house. If you want to save money on your energy costs, it is important to understand where heat loss occurs within your home. This knowledge will help you determine whether there are ways to prevent heat loss, such as sealing up small holes and cracks around windows, doors, and vents.
If you suspect that heat loss is occurring in your home, consider installing weatherstripping around the exterior door and window frames. Weatherstripping seals gaps around doors and windows to keep cool outside air from entering your home. You can install weatherstripping yourself, or hire a professional contractor to do it for you.
Another common area of heat loss is through attic ventilation systems. Attic ventilators allow hot air to escape from your attic. However, if you don’t use an attic ventilation system correctly, it could cause problems inside your home. For example, if the attic fan isn’t working properly, hot air could build up in the attic and enter your living space. To avoid this problem, make sure the attic fan works well. Also, check the attic insulation regularly to ensure that it doesn’t become damaged or worn down over time.
Finally, another common area of heat loss in a house is ductwork. Ducting helps move warm air throughout your home efficiently. Make sure that your ducts aren’t blocked or clogged. If they are, warm air won’t flow smoothly throughout your home.
Service Your Furnace
Aspen Creek Heating and Air suggests having your furnace and HVAC system inspected annually, they’re likely to catch problems early before they become a problem to your home repairs budget.
Simply changing your air filters once in the Spring and the Fall keeps the wear and tear on your HVAC system to a minimum. You’ll also enjoy better breathing and less sneezing if these filters are free to remove allergens instead of being clogged with dust and fibers.
We also advise checking your duct system and making sure vents are clear. If there’s debris, dust, or mold, you might want to clean those areas up. And don’t forget to check your thermostat settings. Set it to 78 degrees Fahrenheit, turn down the heat, and open the windows.
We’d love to help you lower your utility bill for the cold of winter and heat of summer, call Aspen Creek Heating and Air today to schedule your appointment.