Most homeowners dread the onset of the winter months because of the frequent increase in utility bills that can occur. The team here at South Nashville Heating & Cooling understands full well how frustrating and even financially challenging this can be. With that said, we want to inform you of the common causes for inefficient heating, so you may enjoy an increase in heating efficiency this winter rather than an increase in heating and other utility bills.
COMMON CAUSES OF INEFFICIENT HEATING IN YOUR HOME
There are a number of common causes for an increase in your utility bills, some of which you can resolve on your very own. Here are a couple of the most common causes.
- Dirty Air Filters – Air filters serve a couple primary purposes. One is to contribute to a better air quality in your home with the other being to protect your heating system from a variety of problems that can result sue to a dirty, clogged filter. One of the problems that will result with dirty air filters is an overall reduction in energy efficiency and increased heating bills over time. When you neglect changing the air filters in your forced air heater, rest assured your home’s energy efficiency could suffer greatly. Be sure to change your air filters regularly. Doing so will help to increase heating efficiency in your living space.
- Don’t Forget to Schedule Your Annual Maintenance – At South Nashville Heating & Cooling we cannot stress enough to all our valued clients the importance of scheduling your annual heating maintenance before the onset of the chilly winter weather. Without performing routine maintenance, you are sure to experience reduced energy efficiency in your home. We also want our clients to be aware of the fact that without proper maintenance, there is a good chance you will experience increased heating costs as a result of unsuspecting heating repairs that, over time, can occur due to the lack of proper care and maintenance.
- If Using A Heat Pump, Check for A Refrigerant Leak – If you are using a heat pump, again, a dirty air filter can contribute to reduced energy efficiency. However, a refrigerant leak will not only reduce your home’s energy efficiency but can also result in other more costly repairs. If you suspect a refrigerant leak, be sure to contact our professionals right away so we can identify the problem and provide an effective solution.
PUT YOUR TRUST IN THE HANDS OF OUR DEDICATED PROFESSIONALS
Here at South Nashville Heating & Cooling we take a great deal of pride in providing only the highest quality heating and cooling products and services. We know how challenging it can be financially to find yourself faced with unsuspecting heating system repairs and costs. For this very reason, we recommend you take necessary steps to ensure the overall safety and well being of your heating system. We strive to encourage our clients to engage in proper routine inspections and system maintenance in our efforts to help you avoid costly system repairs.
Fall is quickly coming to a close with winter right around the corner now, so be sure to take time out of your everyday busy schedule and reach out to one of our team members today. We are on hand to schedule your routine heating system maintenance and answer any questions you may have. Our dedicated technicians stand ready to meet your every need and to help ensure that your home does not fall prey to increased heating bills this winter, but rather presents with the heating efficiency you are looking for and need. Don’t delay. Schedule your routine maintenance today!