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Why Are My Heating Bills So High?


While winter is quickly passing, you may have noticed a spike in your recent heating bill.  While the temperatures certainly dipped in January, there may be more to it.  With decades of experience serving Texans, we here at Hesse Air wanted to unpack the question “Why Is My Heating Bill So High?”

 

Several factors could contribute to a high heating bill, and understanding these elements can help you identify and address the issue. Firstly, inefficiencies in your heating system, such as an old or poorly maintained furnace, can lead to increased energy consumption. Regular maintenance and upgrades may be necessary to improve efficiency.

 

Insufficient insulation and drafty windows or doors can also result in heat loss, causing your heating system to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature. Consider improving insulation and sealing any gaps to reduce heat escape.

 

Thermostat settings play a crucial role too. If your thermostat is set too high or if there are drastic temperature changes between day and night, your heating system might be working unnecessarily hard. Adjust the settings based on your comfort needs and the time of day.

 

Additionally, lifestyle habits, such as leaving windows open, using space heaters excessively, or neglecting to turn down the thermostat when you're away, can contribute to higher bills.

 

Monitoring your energy consumption, investing in energy-efficient appliances, and consulting with Hesse Air to assess your heating system's efficiency can help you identify specific issues and implement cost-effective solutions to lower your heating bill.  Whether it is time for routine maintenance or perhaps even time to replace your heating unit, we would love to serve you and answer any questions you may have!

 

Steve Hesse

Owner, Hesse Air

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