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3 Common Reasons Why Your Gas Bills Are So High

November 13, 2020

The winters in Mercersburg, PA, can be pretty stressful for your heating system. They can also be quite stressful for your wallet if you don’t know how to keep your gas bill down. To avoid high gas bills this winter, make sure to change your system’s filters, check the insulation in your home, and use your dryer sparingly.

1. You Have a Clogged Air Filter

If you don’t replace clogged filters in your HVAC system, then your furnace will start requiring more and more energy to work normally. As a good rule of thumb, it’s best to change your system’s filters every 30 to 90 days, following the instructions on the package. In addition to changing your filters regularly, have a professional out to check your furnace at least once a year.

2. Your Home has Poor Insulation

Homes with poor insulation lose a lot of heat to their surrounding environment, and this results in much higher winter gas bills. Areas like the attic, which most people normally don’t think about, tend to leak the most if they lack proper insulation. Since warm air naturally rises to the top of your home, it pays to make sure that your attic has an airtight seal.

3. You’re Using Your Dryer More Than Normal

Your dryer uses a surprising amount of energy, and running just a few laundry cycles per week can really send your gas bill into the stratosphere. To save money, consider air drying clothes on a rack in the laundry room or bathroom.

If you’d like to make sure your gas bill stays low this winter, then one of our technicians would be happy to come out and check your heating system for potential problems. For more information on our HVAC maintenance services in Mercersburg, contact Leckron’s Comfort Solutions today.

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