Common Reasons Your Heating Bill is Too High

Your heating bills will naturally rise during the fall and winter, but there’s a reasonable limit to that change. When that limit is exceeded, you know that something is wrong. Below are some common reasons for unusually high utility bills.

Blocked Airflow

It could be that you’ve neglected to replace your air filters or clean your air ducts. A piece of furniture may be blocking a vent. Whatever the case, an airflow problem will put stress on the heater and raise your bills. One way to detect an airflow problem is to check for cold spots and other signs of uneven heating.

An Overused Heater

The more you run your heater, the higher the bills will be. The problem is that many run it when it’s not really necessary; for example, some people keep the heat on when sleeping or out of the house. Programming the thermostat and keeping the temperature at a moderate 65 degrees or so will help you save on your bills.

An Old or Oversized Heater

Whether you own a packaged system, heat pump, or furnace, it will decrease in efficiency the older it gets. This tends to have an impact on heating bills. In addition, oversized units short-cycle while undersized units take an excessively long time to heat to the desired temperature.

In such cases, replacement is the only option. Puyallup Heating & Air Conditioning is ready to send out NATE-certified technicians to your home in Puyallup, WA, and discuss your replacement options.

Air Leaks

One last possibility is that air is leaking either through the ductwork or through cracks in your doors, windows, and attic. Consequently, your unit is working longer to compensate for the heat loss.

Over 70 Years of Heating Experience

Ever since we opened in 1946, we’ve served over 100,000 customers in and around Puyallup. Besides heating and cooling services, we provide Aeroseal duct sealing and install tankless water heaters from Rinnai, Navien, and Noritz. We’re available 24/7 for emergency situations. Contact Puyallup Heating & Air Conditioning today for more information.

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