Why Is My Heating Bill So High?

November 18, 2020

Looking at ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home is always a top concern. However, receiving a higher-than-expected heating bill is never a fun experience. Finding the cause of these extra expenses is important to avoid making costly payments for two months in a row. Here are a few of the most common reasons for your heating bill being higher than normal:

1. Damaged Insulation

You may have an issue with your insulation if you notice that your heater is running longer than usual. Checking out the insulation in the attic can help you determine if you are dealing with insulation problems. Replacing damaged insulation can significantly reduce your heating bill and save you a lot of money over the long-term.

2. Furnace Problems

The average lifespan of a furnace is usually around 20 to 25 years before you need to consider making a replacement. An older furnace eventually becomes less energy efficient, which will cause your heating bill to rise higher. Routine maintenance can help your furnace operate better, or you may need to consider a replacement.

3. Window Leaks

Leaks around your windows can also cause your furnace to run much longer to keep your home warm during the winter. Using a new layer of caulk around the windows can limit leaks around older windows. You can also apply a plastic film around the window frame by using a heating source to further insulate your windows.

Founded in 1945, Peters Associates offers heating and cooling installation and repair services for customers throughout the Philadelphia area. We also provide maintenance work and take pride in always providing top-quality customer service at an affordable price. You can also reach out to us to learn more about our indoor air quality services, water heater installation, and smart home services. Our team is always happy to answer any of your questions. Feel free to give Peters Associates a phone call today to learn more about our services!

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