The energy bills in your house may well have gone up in recent years, but do you know why?
Your heating and cooling system is supposed to be efficient, but if you are spending more time getting it repaired than using it for what it’s intended for, you may find that you are wasting energy.
Does it make sense now as to why your heating and cooling bills are going up instead of down? Your utilities are supposed to be cheap enough to help you to balance your finances, not so expensive that you can no longer afford to heat the house.
If you have noticed a sharp upswing in the costs of your energy bills, then it may well be time to get your system checked out.
You deserve a house that will stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and while you may pay for spray foam installers to come in and insulate the house, you need to know that this is actually working!
So, with this in mind, here are some of the best ways to tell that you’re wasting energy in your home!
The temperature in each room will be different depending on screen usage, how many people are in each room and generally the use of the room itself.
However, if you’re noticing that there are some rooms that are basically freezing compared to other rooms, there could be a problem in your heating and cooling system. There could be a blockage or there may be a build up of dirt somewhere.
You need to have someone come out and clean the system for you and ensure that the air is moving through it properly. It’s critical that your HVAC system is cleaned properly on a regular basis to avoid big swings in temperature.
AC VS Humidity.
When the house still feels humid despite the AC running, you know there’s a problem. Your AC is supposed to cool you all down, making a previously humid space feel cool and not continuously sticky!
If your AC isn’t working properly, you’re going to force the HVAC to work harder and eat through far more energy. It’s important that you ensure that the charge for the refrigerant is constantly correct, and that the coils are cleaned to keep the system working at the best possible efficiency.
The AC Is Always On.
No matter what you do, you are running your AC and nothing ever cools down.
When you have it running all the time, your house is going to be hemorrhaging money! You need to have a system that can keep up with the entire house, not one that’s going to stop working when you really need to stay warm or cool!
The AC shouldn’t always be running, as it should provide you with the efficiency that you need from the get-go.
The Whole House is Struggling.
If you are heating or cooling an entire house, you’re going to find that you are spending a lot of energy trying to keep it warm or cold and not getting very far!