Do You Know How to Keep Your HVAC Equipment From Costing You Money?

During our short South Florida heating season, chances are high that you pay more for energy than you need to. Your HVAC system is largely responsible for the higher energy bills. Let’s take a closer look at how it causes high heating costs and what you can do to lower them without sacrificing comfort.

How Your HVAC System Increases Your Energy Bill

Several factors make your HVAC system raise your heating bill during the winter:

    • Inadequate insulation. Poor insulation allows your home to lose heat rapidly. You’ll be forced to run your heating system overtime to maintain a comfortable temperature.
    • Temperature changes. It’s normal for people to want to turn their thermostats up to a higher setting as the weather gets colder. Depending on the difference in temperature between the outdoors and your home, your heating system may have to work harder and use more energy to keep you warm.
    • An outdated or poorly maintained furnace. Do you have an older furnace, or have you neglected to have your system maintained in a long time? Such a system could have a hard time trying to function optimally. It may run your wallet dry as it tries to keep your home comfortable.

How to Reduce Heating Costs

The tips below will help you save money on your energy bill:

    • Add insulation. Adding more insulation to your home helps keep your warm indoor air inside. This takes considerable stress off your furnace, allowing it to function more efficiently.
    • Upgrade to a programmable or smart thermostat. With a programmable or smart thermostat, you can set your heating system to run only when the house is occupied.
    • Change your furnace filters. Clean filters help your heating system run efficiently. Make sure you change or clean your filters every one to two months.
    • Get your system serviced. During an HVAC tuneup, a technician will ensure all components of your heating system are working correctly.

These tips will not only help you avoid high heating costs, they will also maximize the life span of your HVAC equipment. To obtain further help in improving your HVAC system’s efficiency, contact NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating. We’ve provided HVAC repair and maintenance services to satisfied clients in Martin, Palm Beach, and Indian River Counties since 1973.

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