You want your furnace to raise the temperature in your home, not burn a hole in your checking account because it's so expensive to heat the house. If you think your heating bills are abnormally high and there could potentially be something wrong with your furnace, call a service professional.
A service professional will check many things to see why your bills are high and give you options to make the unit more efficient depending on the age of the furnace. Here are potential fixes to save a lot of money on your bill.
Check Internal Ducts for Leaks
You want to check the ducts around the house for leaks. This can be raising your heating bills as much as 30 percent every month. That is hundreds of dollars over the years. A house will settle and shift over the years. This can cause the ducts to separate and have leaks, and air may be getting lost in the interior walls around the house. The heating service professional will put a camera through the ducts to determine if there are leaks, and they can seal the ducts. This means no more air loss.
Update the Thermostat
Change out the thermostat that controls the heat in your home. Get a unit that you can put on a timer to only provide warm temperatures while the house is occupied and that lowers the temperatures at night and during the day when no one is home. There are newer options that can be set with a smartphone on a digital app. This is an easy way to control the temperature in the home and curb heating costs.
Check the Mechanical Components
There could be mechanical components that are faulty, causing the furnace to run unnecessarily or inefficiently. Get a full inspection of the unit, make sure that the filter is changed, and have the unit tuned up. This could be enough to catch small problems, like a broken sensor or small gas leak, that are causing you big expensive problems.
If you notice your heating bill is getting higher each month and you can't come up with a reason why, you need to call a furnace repair technician so you can get to the bottom of the problem and so you can see what is going on inside your furnace. Once you make these changes, you can improve the comfort and efficiency of your home and start saving money.