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Ways You May Be Wasting Money on Your Heating Bills

When it comes to heating, Lake Worth FL residents usually don’t pay it whole lot of attention.  We worry more about our summers than our winters here in Florida, and air conditioning bills tend to concern us more than heating bills. That may lead some homeowners to pay less attention to their heating systems than they should. If you’re not careful, those heating bills can creep up higher than necessary, a situation you can rectify with a little foresight. There are a few obvious steps, such as lowering the thermostat by a few degrees and dressing warmly when you’re at home.

Here are some more subtle ways you may be wasting money on heating in Lake Worth, FL:

  • Turning the heat way up. Some people make the erroneous assumption that setting the temperature higher than you need will cause the house to warm up more quickly. This isn’t true. With most systems, the fan blows at the same speed regardless of the temperature, and setting the temperature too high just wastes energy.
  • Air leaks. Cracks around your doors and windows can leak hot air, and an overall lack of insulation could hurt you a great deal. Add more insulation if you can and seal cracks around your doors with weather stripping.
  • General inefficiency. Heaters that accrue dust and debris, and/or have lose or worn fittings won’t function as efficiently as they should. Components will rattle in their housing, friction will increase on moving parts, and the system as a whole will need to spend more energy doing its job. A regular maintenance visit will help cut down on all of that: allowing the technician to clean up those little problems and lower your heating bills as a result.

If you recognize these ways you may be wasting money on heating in Lake Worth, FL, call on the experts at Envirotech Air Quality Services to help.  Pick up the phone and give us a call today!

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