A Surprisingly Common Cause for High Energy Bills

A Surprisingly Common Cause for High Energy Bills

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A Surprisingly Common Cause for High Energy Bills

Some Climate Control Company customers say there are only three certain things in life: Death, Taxes, and Outrageous utility bills. We can’t do a darn thing about the first two, but we might be able to help with the energy use in your Glenwood Springs, Aspen, or Vail, CO home with heating system repairs.

Check your thermostat

Sometimes out-of-control energy costs can be traced back to your system controls. If the thermostat is making your system run all the time, it’s going to cost a lot of money. How can that happen? Here’s one real world example. A homeowner with a heat pump was getting extraordinarily high electrical bills during the summer. It turns out her thermostat had been wired incorrectly. The heat pump’s electrical heat strip was coming on at the same time as the air conditioner. In other words, the heat pump was trying to cool and heat the house at the same time. While this is an extreme example, one of the first steps to fight back against high utility bills is to confirm the thermostat is doing its job correctly.

Maintenance increases efficiency

A more common cause of energy waste is ignoring maintenance and heating and cooling system repairs. Yearly tune-ups and maintenance will assure your system is operating according to the manufacturer’s specifications. While results vary, it’s reasonable to expect a 5% savings on utility bills just by maintaining your HVAC equipment.

Point of no return

While maintenance is extremely important, it can’t work miracles. The efficiency of HVAC equipment will deteriorate over time and no cooling or heating system repair will make it as efficient as when it was new. Additionally, new furnaces, heat pumps, and air conditioners get more efficient every year. That’s a fancy way of saying the time will arrive when the best/only way to cut those utility bills is with a system replacement.

Spring specials

Now is a great time to act. Climate Control Company is teaming up with Lennox for an outstanding spring sale. Depending on how old your current system is, new HVAC equipment could cut those utility bills by up to 30%.

Ready to help

If you have more questions about the best way to reduce utility bills in your Glenwood Springs, Aspen, or Vail, CO home, call now and talk with one of the experts at Climate Control Company.  Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more great information year round.