You should not have to dread the arrival of your utility bills in the winter season. Would it be nice to heat your home for free? Well, yes—of course it would. There are a lot of theoretical situations that would be nice, but they are just that: theoretical. The fact of the matter is that, regardless of what type of heater you use in your home, you are going to pay to heat your living space. Just keep in mind that this does not mean you should be content to overpay for heating your living space!
If you’ve noticed that your heating costs are really unwieldy, then let a member of our team know right away. Our winters are too long and too cold to just bite the bullet on this one. You deserve to heat your home in an affordable manner, and we’re here to help you do just that. Read on to learn more about some common causes of inefficient heating in Avon, CT. Some issues may even be resolved on your own!
Check Your Air Filter
Why? The air quality in my home seems to be fine.
Sure, but protecting the air quality throughout your home is not really what that air filter is there for. Instead, that standard air filter is really there to help protect your forced air heating system against problems caused by dirty air filters—including reduced energy efficiency.
It doesn’t matter how efficient or inefficient your heater may be under the best of circumstances. If you have a dirty air filter in that forced air heater, then its energy efficiency will suffer, guaranteed. Change the filter regularly—it’s simple and they only cost a few bucks—and you’ll start to notice an improvement.
Do You Use a Heat Pump?
Heat pumps are widely acknowledged as the best option for efficient home heating. That makes the sting of a drop in overall energy efficiency hurt even more. Why might a heat pump lose efficiency? Well, a dirty filter is a possibility.
Unfortunately, so is a refrigerant leak.
If you have a heat pump losing efficiency and you’ve ruled out a dirty air filter, get in touch with us immediately. A refrigerant leak not only drags down efficiency and heating output, but can result in serious damages if given the opportunity.
Have You Scheduled Maintenance?
Okay, this one is on you. We cannot stress this enough—you need to schedule annual heating maintenance. If you do not, then reduced efficiency will definitely be a problem. However, it will also only be the tip of the iceberg.
Increased heating costs are typically followed by increased repair needs. Those will lead into the need for early replacement. Our technicians can keep your heater in the best working condition possible, but you have to take that first step. Join our maintenance program to get all of the benefits of routine heating maintenance with some great extra perks thrown in!