Any homeowner knows that smaller costs, bills, and expenditures can really add up quickly. Over time, the amount of bills we have relating to our home and it’s utilities begin to seemingly multiply. As this happens the financial costs, while small independently, begin to build up into quite an intimidating sum. New commodities and services are always becoming a must-have, and this paired with the unavoidable inflation of standard utilities, appliances, and goods works to efficiently stress our checkbooks to their breaking point! In budgeting our household affairs, one area which we are often surprised at is the costly expense of heating and cooling the home during the very cold or very warm months of the year. In the midst of summer, or the dead of a frosty winter, we may spend incredible amounts to keep our home warmed or cooled to an ideal level of comfort for us, our family, and our valued guests.
While a certain level of increase in the more extreme months of the year is expected and unavoidable, a poorly functioning HVAC system can cause these costs and numbers to multiply even further. Even in more temperate seasons and months, the energy bills and utility costs may begin to increase and steadily rise month to month. Even a slight monthly increase may result in a drastic amount of cost having been accumulated within the space of a year or even less. Often, this increase in cost is due to poor efficiency and a struggling system. Older, outdated systems in need of repair or replacement are forced to work harder and require more energy to do so despite a lower rate of proficiency. Avoid unnecessary charges and increases in monthly energy bills by keeping your air conditioning system working optimally year round!