While a minor spike in heating bills is a normal occurrence in most households, energy bills that skyrocket are a cause for concern. In this article, AC repair expert Mechanical Technologies takes a look at the top four causes of your heating bills suddenly going up.
You’ll probably notice a hike in your heating bills right around the time when temperatures start to drop. This is because as it gets colder, homeowners tend to crank up the heat in order to feel warmer. This puts a strain on your heating unit, which in turn consumes more energy in order to keep indoor temperature warm and toasty.
No amount of air duct cleaning or turning up the heat can keep you warm if your home isn’t adequately insulated. Schedule an appointment with the pros to get your home properly insulated, and seal up your drafty windows and doors in the meantime.
Sometimes, you may still feel cold even if your thermostat is already cranked all the way up. The only reasonable option left is to wear more layers of clothing. Of course, wearing more clothes means having to do your laundry more often, which in turn means greater energy consumption.
Even if you’ve taken precautions against other energy-zapping culprits, your heating bill will never go down if your heating system isn’t functioning the way it should. You need to make sure that your HVAC system is performing optimally. Not just when it’s cold, but the whole year ’round.
No matter the weather, you can always count on heating and air conditioner service contractor Mechanical Technologies to keep your home warm and comfortable. Call us today at (915) 544-1550 to request or schedule a service appointment.