As Americans, we love a good money-saving opportunity. We cut coupons, buy things on sale, and keep careful track of our budgets to save money. So it only makes sense that we would want to save money on our energy bills. The cost for heating a house in Indiana through the winter varies and depends on several factors, but there are usually things you can do to keep those numbers down. Check out these tips from your friends at Reve Porter Heating & Air Conditioning to find out if you’re wasting money money on your energy bills.
You Have Poor Insulation
The number one way to keep your home warm is by keeping the cold air out and the warm air in. If your house is poorly insulated, your furnace has to work overtime to try to make up for the heat loss. If you suspect your house is leaking warm air, apply sealant strips around all exterior doors, use a sealer to patch around the edges of your window frames, add insulation to the attic and the basement, and install drywall over cold cement walls.
Your Furnace Is Old
Furnaces typically last around 15 to 20 years, so if yours is older than that, it likely isn’t working as efficiently as it should be. Not only is your old furnace wearing out, it just wasn’t designed to work as efficiently as newer models do. Reve Porter can get you set up with a new furnace that will effectively heat your home and lower your energy bills in the process.
You Have Dirty Ducts
Finally, your energy bills may be higher because your air ducts need to be cleaned. Dust and debris prevent air from circulating properly throughout the home’s heating system. This means your furnace is using energy, but the house isn’t getting any warmer. Get your air ducts cleaned by a professional as soon as possible.
To keep your energy bills down and your furnace running efficiently, contact the experts at Reve Porter. We’ll help you determine whether a furnace repair or replacement is needed, and schedule the service as soon as possible. Contact us today at (317) 535-1111 or request a free estimate online.