What to Do if Your Heating Costs Spike
No one wants to pay more than they need to for quality heating service in Wake Forest, NC or anywhere else, especially in the winter time when we need our homes to be cozy and comfortable. Higher heating costs often indicate a problem with your heater, and while of course your bill will go up if you use the system more in the winter, it doesn’t have to go up quite as high as it often does. Here’s what to do if your heating costs spike.
The first step is to reduce the use of the heater with a few common sense methods. Lower your thermostat a few degrees below what you consider comfortable and wear warm clothes around the house when you can. Check for cracks or leaks around windows and doors, then seal them with weather stripping when you find them. That will drop the cost of your monthly bills, as well as reducing the overall strain on your unit.
Such steps merely mitigate the symptoms, however. To find the cause, you should schedule a maintenance session from a qualified service technician. He or she can inspect the unit for specific troubles and schedule a formal repair service when and if it reveals itself. More importantly, the technician can tighten any loose bolts and fittings, clean dirty components and otherwise “spruce up” your heater. Such maintenance can often lower your heating costs all on their own, since your HVAC system will function more effectively and expend less energy to make your home comfortable. Ideally, you should schedule a maintenance visit at least once a year before the heating season ends.
For more on what to do if your heating costs spike, or to schedule a maintenance or repair appointment, call upon the experts at Raleigh Heating & Air. We’re dedicated to helping you save money without skimping on the comfort of your home and family, and we know what to do if your heating costs spike. Pick up the phone and give us a call today.