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Why Is Your Energy Bill Going Up?

Posted on by Better Air Northwest

Has your energy bill been going up recently? Winter is over and your furnace is not pumping nearly as hard as it was during the last four or five months, so why is your energy bill going up instead of down? There are several reasons why your energy bill can jump up. Some causes are fairly obvious while others might be a total surprise.

All those fancy new appliances you have around the house are great. There’s no question that appliances today can do so much more than in the past. However, did you know those fancy, “connected” appliances are always drawing energy, even when you’re not using them? That is one common reason for an energy bill spike.

Along those same lines, some appliances use a ton of energy, like dishwashers, washers, and dryers. The more you use these items, the more energy you’re going to burn.

Another place you can lose energy is through your HVAC system. This is one of the most common energy killers when it’s not running efficiently. Dirty air ducts are one of the leading causes of a poor functioning HVAC system. Dirty air ducts prevent the air from being moved through your ductwork with ease, which forces your HVAC system to work harder.

That leads to higher energy use, leaving you with a higher energy bill. So, if you haven’t had your air ducts cleaned in a while, then now is the perfect time to contact Better Air Northwest in the Vancouver and Portland area. Just call us at 503-208-8351 in Portland and 360-852-6212 in Vancouver, or click here to contact us online.

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