An inefficient home during the winter season can drive up your heating bill significantly. Fortunately, with proper diagnosis of the root problem by a certified furnace replacement technician, you can meet your home heating needs without breaking the bank.
Below are three reasons why heating costs can get extremely high in the winter.
The insulation is insufficient or damaged. If you notice uneven heating or skyrocketing energy costs in the winter, check your home’s insulation. Oftentimes poor insulation in the attic or walls will give way to air leaks and reduce your home’s ability to retain heat. If the insulation happens to be damp or infested with pests, a full-on replacement may be necessary. Proper insulation can be expected to reduce heating and cooling costs by up to 40 percent per year.
There are leaks in the ductwork. A forced-air heating system can develop leaks in the ductwork, which will ultimately lead to an increase in monthly utility bills. If you suspect you have a leak in your system, let a furnace and AC repair technician fully diagnose and fix the issue. Leaky ductwork can affect indoor air quality and compromise the HVAC system, so make sure to have it repaired as soon as possible.
The furnace is outdated. Twenty-five years is the average service life of a furnace. If your equipment is old, don’t wait for a breakdown to occur before getting a new one. While replacing a furnace may come with high upfront costs, it will definitely increase the efficiency of your home and save you money on your heating bills.
When it comes to home furnace repair and replacement, Cooper Brothers, Inc. is the team to trust. Our goal is to improve the comfort and efficiency of your home with industry-leading products and services. Schedule a service appointment with us! Just give us a call at (408) 662-1538 or fill out our online form.