Are You Paying Too Much For Your HVAC System?

March 28, 2023
Are You Paying Too Much for Your HVAC System?

Morris Heating & Cooling is a family-owned business, and that means we treat you like family – and family never lets family pay too much for their energy bills.

Of course, no one wants to be uncomfortable in their home, and we don’t want that for you, either. We want you to stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter, but we also want you to stay within your budget when it comes to what you pay for utilities.

If you’re worried that we’re going to tell you it’s time to replace your entire HVAC system, don’t be. You don’t need a complete replacement – but you do need something, and that something is routine maintenance.

Morris Heating & Cooling has been in business for twenty years, so we know what we’re talking about when it comes to heating and cooling. We also know that getting your HVAC system serviced every six months can not only lower your energy bill by making your system more efficient, it can also save you from having to pay for costly repairs.

Word to the wise: it’s always better to fix small problems before they have a chance to turn into something unmanageable and expensive.

Why Is My Energy Bill So High?

If you’ve noticed your HVAC bills climbing higher and higher lately, here are some small reasons as to why your bill is so high. Remember, these are things that Morris Heating & Cooling can easily remediate!

You’ve Got A Dirty Air Filter

This is a very easy fix – so simple that, if you know where your air filter is on your HVAC system, you can take care of this issue yourself. If you’re unfamiliar with your air filter, just give one of our experienced and well-trained technicians a call and we can come show you where it is and how to change it.

A dirty air filter creates problems with air flow within your HVAC system and causes air resistance. This will strain your system after a while and make it difficult to distribute warm/cool air throughout your home – all the while raising your bill.

Your Ducts Are Leaking

Leaky ducts don’t benefit your home in any way. All they do is warm unneeded places like the attic, crawl spaces, or wall cavities, which means the amount of air meant for the important places is decreased substantially. This creates longer furnace cycles and, from there, higher heating costs.

Morris Heating & Cooling, during our six-month service checks, will inspect your ducts and offer a variety of sealing options if we should come across significant leaks.

You Have Cracks or Gaps

If you don’t have duct leaks, you might have leaks in the structure of your home that allow warm or cool air to escape into the outside atmosphere. These cracks and gaps can become so severe that they impact the amount of money you pay each month for your energy bill.

The air loss from especially significant leaks can equal the amount of loss you’d experience from leaving a window open all day, every day. A team from Morris Heating & Cooling will inspect the structure of your home and recommend sealing techniques like weatherstripping to encourage airtightness.

Your Thermostat is Outdated

An old and outdated thermostat doesn’t have the energy efficiency capability that new and updated thermostats have. If you upgrade to a smart thermostat or one that relies on Wi-Fi, your HVAC system will be more efficient in general, which will allow you to feel more comfortable in your home.

During a routine check, one of our technicians will take a look at your thermostat and let you know if you could benefit from investing in an updated model.

Your System Needs a Check-Up

When it comes to paying too much for your energy bill, there are plenty of reasons as to why it could be happening – reasons that might not even be included on this list. That’s why scheduling routine maintenance with a professional HVAC company like Morris Heating & Cooling is always the right decision.

We can resolve technical matters within your HVAC system and bring your energy costs down, all the while making your home more environmentally conscious. Maintenance from our friendly and personable team also prevents your system from experiencing costly breakdowns in the future.

If You’re Paying Too Much…

If you’re paying too much for your energy bill, one of these reasons could be to blame – and you need Morris Heating & Cooling to diagnose your exact issue during a six-month service check.

When you have a problem, we will always let you know. But what we won’t do is upsell anything that you’re not interested in, or try to convince you to take a deal that you don’t want. We only offer what you need, and we take pride in being both honest and affordable.

We offer free estimates and always put the safety and comfort of our customers first. Get in touch with us today to schedule your first routine check-up!