Why Does My Energy Bill Keep Going Up?

Why Does My Energy Bill Keep Going Up?

In today’s economy, many of us are pinching our pennies when we can. But when your energy bill is increasingly higher each month, saving money can feel next to impossible. If your energy bills keeps rising, one of the follow culprits could be to blame.

You Have a Clogged or Dirty Filter

Clogged or dirty air filters are one of the most common causes of inflated energy bills, but fortunately, they are the least expensive HVAC problem for a person to fix. Air filters are designed to filter out various pollutants from the home, but over time, they can become bogged down with excess particulate matter. As a result, your HVAC system has to work harder to produce the same comfortable temperature, thus inflating your energy bill. Replace the air filter in your HVAC system each month to boost the efficiency and lower energy costs.

You’re Not Using Temperature Controls

Modern air conditioning units have built-in thermostats that allow the user to adjust the device to the temperature of their liking. But failing to use this control properly can result in excessive running of the air conditioner.

Poor Home Insulation

Poor home insulation can make an air conditioner work overtime, and it can make the energy bill astronomical. If cool air escapes through the door or window cracks then the AC unit will keep blowing out cold air because it can never reach the desired temperature. Improving the insulation can lower the bill significantly. The consumer receives a sickening bill.

You Have a Non-Energy Star Device

Whenever you purchase a new HVAC system, look for systems that have the Energy Star insignia on them. These devices have the technology to use energy in the most efficient fashion imaginable. The specialized technology makes Energy Star units consume less electricity than other units do. Manufacturers have to put those products through various tests just to qualify them for Energy Star status. Additionally, consumers who purchase certain units are eligible for tax breaks.

Learn More Ways to Save With Engineered Air

At Engineered Air, we want your home to be comfortable year round, without putting a dent in your wallet. That’s why we offer products and services that improve the overall efficiency of your HVAC system. Still have questions? Give us a call today or schedule a service appointment online.