Now that we've said goodbye to summer and welcomed in fall, it's time to think about those energy costs - again. The Energy Department has forecast that this winter's natural gas price will be the highest it has been in 6 years. The cost of natural gas is up 22 percent and you can expect that to translate into an increase of 29 percent on your heating bill.
Nearly half of the homes in America are heated with natural gas and if the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is correct about this being the coldest winter in 5 years - then you could be in for a hefty price tag for heating your home. If you need quality heat pump repair in Garner NC, call the experts at Choice HVAC for free estimates.
Why Heating Bills Could Be Higher This Winter
The HVAC professionals at Choice Heating and Air know how important it is for homeowners to keep energy costs in check. That's why we offer annual service plans for your HVAC unit. These comprehensive plans include an in-home inspection and cleaning of your unit. Having your unit inspected regularly can help prevent costly repairs or expensive emergency service calls. You purchase the annual plan and we call you to schedule your service, no need to worry about remembering to schedule it or forgetting who you call - Choice Heating and Air has you covered.
If your furnace is more than 10 years old, it may be time to consider replacing your unit. The efficiency of your unit decreases sharply after a decade of use. Some unit's efficiency dips to below 50 percent. This means bigger energy bills because your unit is working two to three times harder than it needs to. You may also notice that your home doesn't seem as warm and cozy or that there are cold spots developing in your home. If this is the case, Choice Heating and Air will send an experienced technician to look at your existing unit, identify the issues and help you make an informed decision about whether to repair your existing unit or to replace it and upgrade to a much more energy efficient system. Many of our new furnaces boast an impressive efficiency rating of 93 percent or better. The best part? This in-home consultation is absolutely free. Give Choice Heating and Air a call and let us send our friendly and knowledgeable staff to your home before your holiday guests arrive.
Maintaining your furnace and HVAC system can help you save on energy costs. In addition to having Choice Heating and Air inspect and clean your HVAC system annually, you should also replace your air filters frequently. Keeping your filters clean lessens the work load on your HVAC system and allows air to circulate through the system easily. A clogged or dirty filter makes your unit work harder and can even cause significant damage to your furnace or air conditioner, increasing your utility costs by up to 21 percent. It is recommended that you change your air filters monthly. If you are unable to remember to change your filters there are many subscription companies that will send new filters to your home automatically.
With the colder days of fall and winter looming ahead, now is the perfect time to schedule your HVAC check up with Choice Heating and Air. We offer an extensive product lineup, including the most efficient, energy star rated systems on the market. For HVAC service in Raleigh or Garner, the choice is easy! Give us a call and schedule your free in-home consultation today.
Dependable Heat Pump Repair in Garner NC | Choice HVAC
Need to get your home ready for the fall and winter season? Call Choice HVAC of Garner for all of your HVAC repair needs! We are the experts in AC installation, service and repair. Our upfront pricing means that you’ll know how much you’ll pay, and we never have hidden costs. We’re the most trusted provider of AC services and heat pump repair in Garner NC because of our dedication to customer service. Call us now to schedule a visit from one of our highly trained experts.