Is your jaw on the floor every time you get your heating bill this winter? Are you wondering why but can’t seem to find the reason? This is an extremely common problem among homeowners here in Beaumont during the winter. Such a surprising amount of them write off these exorbitantly high price tags as the cost for more frequent use. Don’t become part of this statistic—when you think something is off with your heating bill, call our team.
Heating inefficiency is what spikes up your heating bill. There’s a large demographic of homeowners who constantly experience the symptoms of heating inefficiency but don’t recognize it as such, so we’ve listed some of the reasons below. If you need heating services in Beaumont, TX this winter, don’t hesitate to contact our team.
What’s Causing the Spike?
If you notice any of the following problems in your home then it’s probably the culprit causing your lofty heating bill.
You Skipped Fall Maintenance
Admit it, fall rolled around, the temperatures started to cool, the leaves started to change colors, and the last thing on your mind was calling our team to schedule an appointment for a heater tune-up. We don’t blame you, sometimes those to-do-lists seem to spiral on forever, but you know who will blame you? Your heating bill.
When you go without heater maintenance in fall it allows small inefficiencies to become big problems. Having a trained technician look at your system biannually nips any problems in the bud and keeps your heating system performing well throughout these cold winter months.
You Have Thought About Your Air Filter in Eons
Depending on the type of heating system you have, you either need to clean or replace your heating system once every few months. We recommend changing or cleaning the air filter in your HVAC system at least once a season, but this does vary based on usage and the size of your filter. When was the last time you replaced yours? If you can’t remember, this could be the reason why your heating bill is astronomical.
A dirty air filter causes a myriad of problems. A big one is that it forces your system to work so much harder to distribute warm air throughout your home. When you maintain a clean air filter, you’ll ensure that your heating bills remain reasonable.
You’re Not Using Your Ceiling Fan
A ceiling fan in winter? It might sound a little odd but it’s a great way to make sure that you’re getting the most from your ceiling fan. We were all there in 7th-grade science—we know that heat rises. But the more pressing question is how do you get it down to where you need it?
You can use your ceiling fan during cold weather by switching a flip on the base and reversing the direction of the blades from counterclockwise to clockwise. This way, the blades will draw air from the ceiling down to the floor, so you can feel the benefits of its warmth. Flip the switch and set your ceiling fan to a low speed this winter to boost your home heating.