How Do I Budget for Heating?

How do I plan for heating & cooling expenses? Do I just pick a number? Throw a dart on a wall? Wait for something bad to happen? Is there a better way to prepare for these expenses? Have you ever asked any of these questions? If so, this blog post is for you! 

Here are a few tips for your household to consider: 

  • How often do you do maintenance on your furnace or AC unit? 
  • Do you have the correct system for your home? 
  • When’s the last time you asked for professional help? 

The short answer is there really isn’t a set budget recommended for every household; each household has different needs. However, by addressing maintenance properly, assessing the current systems in your home, and by asking for a professional opinion, you can better prepare for any issues that may arise. 

“If you’re proactive about the maintenance, you don’t have to be reactive about the repair” 

This mantra will save you not only time and money, but it will also save you hassle. A furnace never breaks down at an opportune time (not that there is one). It always seems to be in the dead of winter when it’s 20 below zero. On our team, over 75% of our service calls are because of maintenance issues; if theses issues had just been properly addressed, there’d be less need for service call. 

So, think less about your budget, and think more about how you can proactive. Connect with our team today to learn more about how we can serve your maintenance needs, and prevent a winter hassle. 

- A R Engh Team