Proper furnace care and smart purchases can help you reduce the high costs of heating your home in the Kingsport area. That’s good news considering that energy bills-which are already historically high-are expected to continue to climb. In fact, a recent article in USA Today reported that homeowners on average will see a 25.7 percent increase in heating costs compared to a year ago.
To reduce heating costs, experts say that the energy efficiency of your furnace is extremely important. You can not control the cost of natural gas, electricity or other heating sources, but you can take steps to minimize the impact of home heating costs.” Here are some tips to consider:
1. Have Your Furnace Checked. If you haven’t already done so this year, have a licensed HVAC contractor inspect your furnace like Kingsport HVAC Pros. The can perform a safety inspection and clean your furnace so that it runs as efficiently as possible.
2. When Buying a New Furnace, Choose High-Efficiency. A furnace’s efficiency is indicated by its Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency percentage.
3. Do Your Research. Consider optional heating/cooling systems that are similar to your current heating/cooling system. Contact various HVAC contractors to get suggestions along with prices so you can decide on the most cost effective purchase for your upgrade or long-term heating/cooling costs expected for the future.
Call Kingsport HVAC Pros to help you inspect and solve your potential winter weather problems. Contact us today at 423-205-6846 for a representative to visit you.