3 Reasons Your Heating Bill is High (and How to Lower It)

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Are you wondering how you can lower your expensive heating bills? The winter season can be difficult enough, don’t make it harder by spending tons of money on your heating bills. 

There are some things you can do to lower your heating expenses. To figure out what issues may be contributing to your high heating bill, keep reading this guide, and resolve these problems today. 

1. Weak or Damaged Insulation 

If you notice higher heating costs or uneven heating in your home, it could be the result of an insulation issue. Poor insulation in your walls or attic can make it difficult to retain heat within your home. Check your insulation to see if this is attributing to your heating issue. 

If you notice your heater is running all day but your home is not getting any warmer, this could be a sign that you have an insulation issue. To fix this issue, you will need to hire a company to add additional insulation if necessary. If your insulation is wet, outdated, or infested with pests, you will likely need a full insulation replacement. 

Proper insulation can reduce your heating and cooling costs greatly, allowing you to put an end to high energy bills while keeping your home comfortable. 

2. Air Leaks 

Leaks in your ductwork could be contributing to an increase in your monthly energy bill if you use a forced-air system for your home heating. To access your ductwork, you will need to access your attic or basement and listen, feel, and look around for air leaks in your ducts. If a leak is found, you will want to hire a professional to fix the issue. 

Areas of the ductwork can be difficult to reach so you will want a professional to assess your system. Leaky ductwork can impact your indoor air quality as well as damages to your HVAC system and air filters, which makes it important to fix. 

Air leaks can also come from older windows, which allow cold air to enter your home. Check the caulk and weatherstripping around your windows for air leaks or drafts.

A fresh layer of caulk can be a temporary fix to drafty windows. You can also apply a clear plastic film against the window frame. 

3. Thermostat Issues 

Monitoring your thermostat is an easy way to audit your energy spendings. Programmable thermostats are a great option as they allow you to make temperature adjustments easy and accessible from anywhere. A smart thermostat system can help you avoid altering your home’s temperature that is leading to high energy bills

Lower Your Heating Bills Today 

If you are noticing that your heating bills are getting high, it may be time to examine your home to identify any of the issues above. Fix any of the issues you find to lower your heating cost while enjoying a warm comfortable home. 

Are you in need of professional assistance with issues that are costing you tons of money on your energy bills? Contact us today for insulation solutions and more.