If you’re dreading winter simply because you’re expecting your energy bill to spike like crazy, then you might have a problem to blame other than the cold. While most people’s bills will increase from fall to winter, an overly drastic change could point toward an underlying issue.
We can’t tell you exactly how much you should be spending on heating, but as HVAC experts, our team at Santa Fe Air is pretty good at helping people save money. To learn more about how to save heat energy, keep reading and we’ll get to the nitty gritty.
Get a programmable thermostat
Most people probably have a programmable thermostat, but if you don’t, definitely get one. If you’re not changing the temperature in your home while you’re away, you could be spending way too much on your heat bill. There’s no reason to keep the house at a comfortable temperature when no one’s around to feel it.
Oh, and if you don’t actually use the programmable settings on your thermostat, go ahead and test them out. You’d be surprised how quick and easy it is to set up. Then you don’t have to worry about it.
Get your furnace or heat pump serviced
You can’t get a heating system and expect it to perfectly run for years and years without help. You go to the doctor for yearly check-ups even when you don’t feel sick, so the same goes for your furnace or heat pump. When you get heating check-ups, you ensure your system runs as efficiently as possible. In turn, that can help lower your heat energy expenditure.
Plus, unless you’re an expert, you may need repairs without realizing. HVAC technicians are trained to catch even the smallest problems that could become major issues down the road. It will save you a lot of money in the long run to do the quick fix rather than a complete overhaul.
Get your old furnace replaced
Wait, I thought you said this was about saving money.
It is! You see, an old furnace that’s reached its max lifespan (around 15 to 20 years) could become a huge money gobbler. That’s because these furnaces stop working as they should. They could run and run and run without ever reaching the right temperature. Not only does that mean you’ll be cold inside your home, you’ll also see the results on your energy bill. Replacing your old furnace may seem like a big chunk of money, but it will definitely be worth it in the end.
Learn more about how to save heat energy from our technicians at Santa Fe Air
At Santa Fe Air, we pride ourselves on knowing all things heating, cooling, and electrical. We’re the best HVAC company in Kansas City, and we help people in the KC and Johnson County areas get the most out of their heating and cooling systems.
No matter what, our customers receive pristine service each and every time. Through our dedication and care, we ensure we get the job done right the first time—no ifs, ands, or buts about it.
Since 1987 (yep, you read that correctly!) we’ve provided the best service by treating our customers like family, keeping our word, and avoiding upselling just to catch an extra buck. In the end, you get to make the final decision about what’s best for our home to maximize your family’s comfort; we’re just here to help you get there!
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