If saving money every month on the heating bill for your Harrisburg home sounds like a great idea, call us to find out how.
A common question that we get here at AppleBlossom Energy is, “Why are my heating bills so high?” It isn’t necessarily that your heating system is less efficient. There is a larger temperature disparity inside versus outside during the winter, and it takes a lot of effort for your HVAC system to make your home comfortable. In the summer, your air conditioning is working to make your home 20 to 40 degrees cooler. In the winter, your heating system is working to make your home 30 to 80 degrees warmer. Add in those blustery winter winds, and if you have a home with insufficient insulation, you have the recipe for a high heating bill.
If you would like to change that, we can help. We perform energy assessments with infrared testing to determine where your home might need additional insulation. We offer eco-friendly insulation solutions, such as cellulose insulation, to make your home more energy efficient. We also look at your heating system and make recommendations regarding maintenance, and perhaps replacement, if you have an older, inefficient system. We take heating seriously and apply building science at the core of all our actions. That means we assess accurate load and duct design, which often enables us to downsize your current system without sacrificing comfort. This saves you money and helps the environment, too.
For many people, the idea of improving comfort while reducing energy waste might seem too good to be true. However, efficient heating is what we do at AppleBlossom Energy. Our experienced technicians know how to perform testing to determine which options will work best in your home. If your system still has a lot of good years left in it, we can take care of routine maintenance and repairs. In many cases, repairing a heating system is a much more cost-effective solution when you have a damaged component or other minor issue. If you’ve had your heating system for more than a decade, it may be worth considering an upgrade. Most HVAC manufacturers recommend replacement at least once every 10-15 years. HVAC technology is always changing and improving, which means that the money you invest in a new system can pay off almost immediately in the form of lower bills.
It’s not always easy to know when your heating system isn’t working properly, but you can keep an eye out for some telltale signs of trouble. For example, when the heater is pumping out cool air instead of warm, this is a clear indicator that something is awry. Other common warning signs include grinding or thumping noises coming from the unit, sharp increases in your monthly bills, and weak airflow throughout your home.
If you would like to know more about how you could be enjoying more reasonable heating bills and all the benefits involved with a more efficient home, give us a call. With years of experience and access to equipment from the top brands, we’re one of the best HVAC companies in the area. We’ll be happy to meet with you to discuss our environmentally friendly and efficient options for your home.