Comparing the amount you spend on your energy bill between seasons will show you spikes during certain times of the year. In the summer, you cool off with the air conditioner; in the winter, you turn your heat up. When your heating bill surges up year after year, it is not just because the heater is running.
Sure, if your heater is running more often, your heating bill will be higher. There are plenty of things that you can do to reduce those costs, and one of the simplest things is to install a programmable thermostat. Instead of having your furnace on all the time, you can program it so that the house is cooler when you are not home, and have it kick on at the right time for when you get back.
All the best thermostats in the world would not be as effective if you ignore the maintenance that your HVAC system needs. Before you need your furnace, have an HVAC professional come to your home and inspect your system. Preventative maintenance not only gives you peace of mind, but it will save you from needing an emergency fix when the temperatures drop.
Now that you have your programmable thermostat, and your furnace is in tip-top shape, why is it that your energy bills are still high? It might be because of poor insulation throughout the house. You are asking much more from your furnace if it keeps needing to correct the temperature from all the hot air you are losing through the cracks. The space around windows and doors are the biggest culprits and properly insulating those areas will make an immediate difference.
Prepare your home for the change in seasons, and you should be able to see your energy costs drop. If you need some help keeping the heat in your home, and keeping some cash in your wallet, Then call the professionals at Sharon’s Heating and Air Conditioning at (734) 425-1415.