Therefore, the unit had to run more to compensate for the lost heat
Becky is not a cheapskate, but if a similar product has a discount, then that is the one she will buy. She has no loyalty whatsoever to brands, especially on groceries. I always argued that the margin between what I spend while shopping and what Becky would spend on similar products would not be that big. Compared to my total price, she made significant savings. However, Becky consulted me when looking for a new air purifier. She said that her HVAC air purification system was not enough to help her achieve her desired indoor air quality. We researched on several websites of heat and AC products for air quality systems until we found a good one within her budget. She had also been using a regular air filter for her heat pump, but she wanted to try a washable filter to see if it would save her money. On the other hand, I needed to visit the local business so that I could get a professional view as to why my energy bill was going up constantly. I knew it had to do with my HVAC unit, but I had no idea how to solve that, so I sought professional help. The HVAC technician came and inspected my entire installation system. She told me that it needed maintenance and that the main reason I was using so much energy to heat the house was that there were three leaks in the air ducts. Therefore, the unit had to run more to compensate for the lost heat. On top of duct sealing, the ductwork was also needing duct cleaning. It was times like this that I wished the intelligent thermostat could detect any problems with the system because I could have easily fixed the leaks before they cost me so much in terms of energy used.