A Faulty Furnace Means Higher Utility Bills

February 24, 2016


If your utility bills are showing some unusual spikes, a faulty furnace might be the culprit.

st louis hvac faulty furnaceIf there is no change in the number of people living in the home or the way you consume power, then your furnace might be causing this spike. Our St. Louis HVAC expert will provide tips on maintaining your furnace in a way that keeps your utility bills under control.

Regular Inspections

Make sure you get your furnace inspected at regular intervals just like you get your car and other equipment inspected. This will ensure that your furnace is always in perfect working condition and is safe for your family.
There are a variety of things that can go wrong with your furnace, so it is best to have a professional St. Louis HVAC company inspect your furnace. It is possible that your furnace may be old and may not be working as efficiently as it used to. The problem could be as simple as the thermostat not being accurate or set properly or the heat pump might be switching to auxiliary heat.

There could be several other problems affecting your furnace. There could be leaks in the ductwork or seals around the house, lack of insulation in the home, or several other potential problems that could be leading to higher utility bills. It is best to inspect the whole house and HVAC system to pin point the problem and then have it corrected.

HVAC Cleaning and Maintenance

Make an appointment with an HVAC technician to inspect the system and carry out maintenance. The technician will examne the equipment, inspect all components visually, and perform tests to check whether the system is working at peak capacity. The technician can replace the air filter, as a dirty filter will cause the furnace to work harder than usual to keep the house warm.

Regular, scheduled maintenance of your furnace is crucial to its safe and efficient operation. When your furnace is inspected, replace the batteries in the carbon monoxide detector and smoke alarms.

Replacing an Older Furnace

If your furnace is more than 10 years old, you may want to consider replacing it with a more energy efficient one. Scott-Lee Heating Company can help you determine if it is better to repair your existing furnace or to buy a new furnace. Investing in a new furnace has several benefits. Advanced technology makes newer furnaces more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. This means you spend less on utility bills.

Are you looking for a reliable St. Louis HVAC company to inspect or repair your furnace? Call Scott-Lee Heating Company at (314) 200-0788 for an appointment.