Homeowners are in for a surprise this winter as far as heating costs are concerned. The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects that heating costs this year will be as much as 54% higher compared to last year. This is attributed to higher inflation across the global economy.
There are, however, other things that can lead to increased heating bills. Here Premier Comfort Heating and Air, LLC, the leading heating and cooling company in the area, shares three issues that can drive up heating costs.
Ductwork leaks. Cracks, holes and loose seams on your ductwork can allow warm air from your forced-air system to leak out. The heating equipment, in turn, has to work twice as hard to keep your home comfortable during the winter months. The less efficiently it operates, the more energy is wasted, which will cost you money. This also puts unnecessary stress on the unit, shortening its lifespan.
Inadequate insulation. If there’s poor insulation in your attic or walls, you’ll have problems retaining heat in your home. If your heating system continues to run but your indoor spaces aren’t getting comfortable, you might be dealing with this particular issue. Get in touch with your trusted furnace and air conditioner repair technician to have your insulation checked. They may recommend replacing your insulation, especially if it’s old, damp or infested with pests.
Inefficient heating system. Sometimes, the heating unit itself can be the cause of higher energy bills in the winter. If it’s nowhere near the end of its service life, make sure it’s serviced regularly by your HVAC technician. Routine maintenance keeps your furnace or heat pump in top condition, ensuring proper heating performance and a stable energy bill.
Premier Comfort AC is your leading provider of heating and air conditioning services. Give us a call at (720) 821-7545. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Brighton, CO, and the surrounding communities.