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Why Are My Bills Rising While My Home Still Isn't Getting Any Cooler?

Energy Costs

Many homeowners dread opening their heating and cooling bills and with good reason. You may not be able to control the rate your utility companies charge you, but you can control how much energy you use. A key instance of when you should do this is when you are struggling to find comfort in your home while your bills continue to rise. Summer or winter, inefficiencies in heating and cooling systems tend to create ongoing frustrations for homeowners. The good news is you can do something about it.

Determine What the Problem Is

When you call our team about this concern, the first thing we'll do is provide a thorough inspection after listening to your concerns. It's very common for us to find inefficiencies. Sometimes these come from leaky attics or windows that aren't all that airtight. In other cases, the problem stems from the heating and cooling systems themselves. This is when we really need to take a closer look at your system.

Here are some recommendations we may make:

  • First, if you have not had maintenance performed on your system, that's the first step. Clogged ducts and air filters are one of the biggest causes of inefficiency. Your system has to work much harder, using much more energy, to cool or heat your home.
  • Second, we'll consider upgrades as needed. Older models of heating and cooling systems may require replacement if repairs cannot be made. It's important to know we'll never recommend replacement unless we know it will save you money.
  • Next, we'll talk about programmable thermostats. These thermostats are a fantastic, easy to use tool that can drastically cut down on your heating and cooling expenses without a lot of work. They save you money and time while keeping your home comfortable.

There are many reasons your system may no longer be efficient. However, with regular maintenance (we recommend ongoing maintenance agreements) you can reduce these risks.

You can depend on Jerry's Air Conditioning & Heating for all of your repair or energy efficiency check-ups. Give our team a call today so we can answer any of your questions. We also offer Jerry's HVAC Service Club, a great, inexpensive way to keep your systems working efficiently. Call us for help today and start feeling the financial and comfort relief you need in no time.

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