3 Tips for Avoiding a High Heating Bill this Winter

December 16, 2020
Advice

While we've been enjoying pretty mild temperatures this December, it will really be time to get yourself prepared for January once the holidays come to an end. Did you know January is usually the coldest month of the year in Charlotte? The average low is a brisk 30° F. Brrrrr!

As an HVAC company, we are always thinking about your comfort. And, we want you and your family to be comfortable without spending much money.

So, as we inch into colder weather, let's talk about that dreaded high heating bill. Are you asking yourself: how can I warm my home but not dump my entire wallet into your energy bill? Try our three tips.

Tip #1: Get a heating safety inspection performed.

You would be surprised how a malfunctioning HVAC unit causes havoc on your energy bill.

Dirt and neglect are the top causes of heating system inefficiency and failure. Having your HVAC system inspected will help keep your energy bills down and avoid pricey repairs.

Tip #2: Do not overuse the temperature setback feature.

If you have a heat pump, doing so causes your electric heat portion to run more, which will increase your energy bill. It’s more efficient to set it and forget it.

If your energy supplier tells you to “Set back the temperature to save money,” remember they sell energy! We are in the business of trying to save people energy, and therefore, money.

Tip #3: Install a Fresh Air Intake

When you turn on the clothes dryer, exhaust bath fans, or kitchen hood vents do you ever wonder where the air goes or where it came from? These devices are removing air from the house and ejecting it outside. The air replacing it is coming from leaks from windows, doors, electrical outlets/switches and loose-fitting HVAC vents. This infiltrating air is not clean or efficient, so you don’t want to bring it into the house. Did you know that indoor air can be 3x more contaminated than outdoor air?!

So, we recommend you have a fresh air intake installed; it causes positive air pressure in the house, which makes doors and windows seal tighter and brings in fresh filtered and treated air. You can contact us for a quote.

While you’re at it, we suggest you add a Blue Tube UV lamp ($350 installed), Air Scrubber by Aerus ($750 installed) or a Bi-Polar or GPS ionizer ($850 installed) to enhance your indoor air quality (IAQ). We don’t mind showing our prices for these items because we offer these items installed just over our cost so people can actually afford to have clean air! These IAQ products remove the bad stuff from the air that can’t be caught by a filter.  

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Now, time to think about how else you will spend those energy-saving dollars! Contact us with any questions or follow along on social media (Facebook, Instagram & LinkedIn) for more tips. Don't forget we're here 24/7, so don't hesitate to call us with a heating emergency! We don't charge extra for nights or weekends.

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