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Jan 10 2017

What Is Causing My Heating Bill to Skyrocket?


The winter season means colder weather and higher energy bills. Many aspects of high energy costs are unavoidable in order to remain comfortable in your home. A few things could be causing your bill to go up that could be fixed easily by you today!

There are several factors that influence the cost of keeping a home warm in the winter, besides the influence of the costs of natural gas or oil:

• Your Home’s energy efficiency – If you live in a poorly insulated or older home, often you’re losing heat through walls, windows, and doors. A good way to combat this is to have your home re-insulated and have your doors and windows checked for air leaks.

• Your Thermostat – There are several ways your thermostat could be affecting the efficiency of your HVAC system. The first is what you set it to. Finding a temperature that is both comfortable for you but doesn’t run the heat constantly is a good way to save money. The second is the type of thermostat you have. If you make the upgrade to a programmable thermostat, you could see huge savings to your energy bill. 

• The Condition of your HVAC unit – If your furnace, heat pump, or packaged system is in a state of disrepair, you could be wasting valuable energy. A well-maintained system is more likely to be energy efficient.

• Air Filters – If you have clogged or dirty air filters you could be putting unnecessary strain on your HVAC unit. This is a quick fix that can instantly improve your energy costs!

HVAC Maintenance and Repairs

Let our experts at Comfort Services come and do a detailed HVAC maintenance which will make your system run more efficiently, and your system will last longer. Regular maintenance will save you money over the long-term by making your system more efficient, and by making it last longer.

Comfort Services in Columbia can help you make your use of energy more efficient, while also ensuring your comfort. Contact us today and discover all the ways you can improve your energy costs!

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