Take a Look Back At Your Heater’s Performance This Year

Green Grass? Flowers? We’ll Get There Soon!

When it comes to using our heaters in Southern Vermont, we are definitely not in the clear just yet. While other areas in the country are looking at cold temperatures in the rearview mirror, we’ve still got plenty of chilly days and nights to deal with. The end is close, though, if not quite in sight just yet. That makes now the perfect time to start making an honest assessment of your heating system, its overall performance, and your overall satisfaction with that performance.

We’re not saying that you should only focus on the negative here, of course. It’s possible that you were totally satisfied with your system, as you have been in years past, and a little routine maintenance prior to next season is all you’ll need to get back into it. However, you may also start to realize that things are quite meeting your expectations when it comes to your home heating experience. That’s when you contact us!

What Did Your Bills Look Like?

This is a big one, and one that too many homeowners grow complacent with. We run our heaters way too hard for way too long to be putting up with inefficient heating performances. But sometimes, you just get used to shelling out that money. Sometimes it’s hard to tell where that money is going if it’s buried in utility costs or you’re using a fuel, like propane, for multiple applications.

Still, do your best to isolate your heating costs, and compare them season to season. If you’re keeping up with routine maintenance, but you’re also seeing your heating bills spike, then you should really consider taking action. Maybe you need improved insulation in your home, maybe your old system just isn’t delivering in terms of efficiency. Identifying and prioritizing the issue is the first step, regardless.

What Did Its Performance Look Like?

Let’s assume that you did have your system tuned up before winter hit this year, and that you adhere to this practice every year. If you still finding yourself needing heating repairs on anything resembling a regular schedule, then it may be time to consider a replacement. Just because an unreliable system can be repaired doesn’t mean that the cost and frustration of those repairs is justified.

This is a decision that you’ll have to make on your own. Our team would never try to push you into a replacement that you didn’t want, and we’re more than skilled enough to handle any reasonable repair, even if it is very complex. Should you want some honest advice from a trusted group of professionals, though, remember that we are here for you.

The Bottom Line: What Was Your Level of Satisfaction?

If you think that you’re bound to your heating system until the day it breaks down beyond repair, you’re the only one putting yourself in that situation! Sure, we understand that you want to get the best return on your initial investment, but ultimately you may wind up spending more by allowing an ailing, inefficient system to limp along. If you have any concerns after reflecting upon your heating system and your experience this past season, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Contact HB Energy Solutions for all your energy needs. HB Energy Solutions delivers peace of mind.

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