Common Reasons Your Heating Bill is Too High

Has your heating bill been too high lately? When winter kicks in, it’s time to once again start heating your house. For many property owners, this means increasing gas consumption and the highest gas bills of the year. There are numerous factors that could contribute to an expensive heating bill. Here are a few common reasons why your heating bill may be too high:

1. Fuel Prices

Across the United States, houses are heated with natural gas, propane, electricity, and oil. In many parts of the country, natural gas is the most common fuel used to heat homes. In the winter, when you need natural gas to heat your house, you might be competing for that natural gas against the electric power plants that also need the gas to run. As a result, your heating bill is higher.

2. Poor Insulation

If your house is poorly insulated, you could be losing heat through drafty doors or leaky windows. Since the heat is leaking due to poor insulation, you might find that you will need to run your heating system at a higher temperature or more often to stay warm. This will increase your gas bill, and you’ll be left wondering why your property doesn’t seem as warm as it should be even though the heating system is always turned on.

3. Outdated Technology

All technology will eventually degrade, including your home heating system. As time goes on, home heating systems become less efficient and require more energy to produce the same amount of heat than they would have in the past. If you have an old furnace or boiler, the lower efficiencies will mean utilizing more natural gas. As a result, your gas bill will go up.

If you want to save money on your heating bill this winter, schedule a maintenance call today. Call Breeze Air Conditioning right now to schedule an appointment. We provide a variety of heating and cooling services to customers in Palm Desert.

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