You paid top dollar for your heating equipment, but what happens when the magic runs out, and you stop getting the bang for your buck? If your heating system doesn’t seem to warm up your home as well as it used to and you find you’re spending more money on fuel during the fall and winter, here are a few of the “tricks” that may be involved in making your energy dollars disappear:
The Disappearing Act
Warm air from your heating system is constantly filling spaces throughout your home. When these spaces lead outside, your warm air ends up heating up the neighborhood. The gaps around windows and doors, recessed lighting fixtures and locations where plumbing, ducting or wiring comes through walls, floors and ceilings provide secret trap doors that air can escape through – this is fixable with weather stripping and caulk.
Sands of Time
As a furnace or boiler ages, it diminishes in efficiency, especially when not properly maintained. If your heating equipment has seen better days, needs frequent service calls, leaks or makes a lot of noise when operating, it’s a good time to consider an upgrade. Newer models are more efficient, quieter and have a longer life expectancy.
The Big Finish
An over-sized heating system can actually cause your home comfort to suffer. Its short and frequent cycles cause wear and tear on the entire system, and don’t allow for proper heating coverage throughout the home.
Skaggs-Walsh knows what to look for when it comes to assessing and evaluating your home heating system, and before the winter makes its appearance is the perfect time to contact us for your heating equipment’s check up.