Regardless of season, you should be able to maintain comfort in your home without having to worry about an excessive increase in your utility bills. If you notice a sudden spike in your heating costs, it’s possible that your system isn’t operating efficiently. Make sure to get to the bottom of the issue so that you can make the most of your heating system and improve your home performance.
California Energy Consultant Service, a reputable expert in energy-efficient improvements, discusses the most common causes of inefficient heating below.
Improper Use of Thermostat
If you are constantly adjusting and readjusting your thermostat throughout the day, this could be what’s causing the inefficiency of your heating system. Make sure to drop this habit and switch to a programmable thermostat for better management of your indoor temperature. Keep in mind that cranking up your thermostat won’t warm your home more quickly. However, you can lower it while you’re asleep or away as well as in winter. This will help cut down your energy costs during the colder months.
Dirty Air Filters
Dirty air filters can affect the efficiency of both your heating and cooling systems. That said, ensure that your filters are changed out regularly. Clogged filters can cause your heating system to work harder, as the unit would have to exert more effort in blowing air through the filter. If air filter replacement doesn’t seem to improve your heating system’s energy efficiency, you might want to call an expert to conduct an energy assessment.
Your air ducts should be in excellent shape in order to keep your heating system functioning at optimal efficiency. You can have your ductwork tested for air leaks. And if it is confirmed to be leaking heated air out of your system, experts can perform duct repair or sealing services to fix the issue.
Whether you need a window replacement contractor or an HVAC specialist, you can’t go wrong with California Energy Consultant Service. We have been serving homeowners across Northern California for several years, so you can rest assured that our team is capable of providing excellent service.
Call us at (916) 852-8132 (Rancho Cordova) or (916) 281-0548 (Sacramento). You may also fill out our contact form to request a free consultation. We serve customers in Rancho Cordova and Sacramento, CA.