Fighting High Heating Bills? 2 Fixes To The Problem

If your energy bills and gas bills are sky high and you haven't had your furnace serviced in years, it's time for a service call to see if you can start saving money instead of wasting it. There are a lot of different things that can contribute to high heating bills, but you'll want to start by getting help from an HVAC contractor.

The HVAC contractor will look at a variety of things when they examine your HVAC system. Here are the two things you'll want to consider having done at the time of the consultation, and then other repairs or upgrades may be needed after the consultation.

Duct Cleaning and Sealing

The ducts throughout the house carry air from the furnace and air conditioner. If they get clogged with lint, hair and other items that fall into the vents, they can get clogged. This prevents smooth and balanced air flow throughout the house. This could be making some rooms cold and others hot, and it could be a fire hazard. The duct cleaning improves your interior air quality by removing pollutants and allergens, and have the ducts sealed.

Up to 30 percent of the air your appliances push out could be leaking through the ducts. Having the experts seal the ducts will prevent moisture from getting in the ventilation system, and it will stop the air from leaking out.

Furnace Maintenance

The furnace should be checked before you start running it in the fall. During this time the filter should be changed, the gas line should be inspected, and all of the components should be checked out. Some pieces may be need to lubed or oiled, and others may need to be replaced. The furnace should be cleaned out with an air compressor as well.

The HVAC contractor can also do an audit around the home to see if you are losing a lot of heat around the windows and doors. If you have poor insulation or outdated windows, this could be why you have to pay so much to heat your home. Talk with the heating and cooling experts to see what your furnace is working so poorly, or why your heating bills are so high every month. These changes are going to benefit you with air conditioning bills as well, so sealing and cleaning the ducts and tuning up the furnace are all tasks worth the cost.

To learn more, contact a furnace maintenance company like Kettle Moraine Heating and Air Conditioning