You rely on your heating and cooling system to keep your home comfortable all year long, but sometimes, the energy bills can hurt. While there's not much you can do about the weather, you can take steps to lower your expenses throughout the year.
- Having Your System Maintained: Both furnaces and air conditioners function best when they're cleaned and maintained by an experienced cooling and heating contractor. Equipment that's received regular maintenance doesn't have to work as hard, resulting in less energy usage and lower bills.
- Checking Your Weatherstripping: Even well-insulated homes have enough cracks and gaps that add up to a hole of about 14 inches, which lets an enormous amount of air escape. As much as 10% of this air is lost around doors, with even more escaping around windows. Check your weatherstripping every year, and replace it as soon as it starts to feel brittle.
- Replacing Your Windows: Old, single-pane windows allow heat to transfer right through the glass, making your home harder to cool in the summer and keep warm in the winter. Modern, well-insulated windows keep the warmth on one side of the glass, reducing the energy demands of your equipment.
- Investigating Price Spikes: While energy prices tend to rise over time, a sudden spike in your AC or heating costs usually indicate a problem with some component of your system. These problems will rarely get better on their own and may drive your expenses up until something breaks down.
Bradley's Plumbing & Heating's trained technicians have the advanced training and equipment to ensure your systems are running efficiently. Visit the website to learn more about their long-standing tradition of excellent service, or call (540) 337-1008 for a quote from one of the area's leading cooling and heating contractors today.