Electrical Wiring in the Home/troubleshooting

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We recently installed new 16 sear HVAC units, expecting our energy savings would be significant (previous HVAC units were 20+ yrs old); however, that is not the case!  Living in Las Vegas, and having a very mile winter, our energy costs should be around $250/month but instead I just paid $510.  The entire house was updated a year ago with new panels and wiring throughout.  Where do I possibly start, or what type of professional should I hire to trace down the problem.  I appreciate your help.

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It sounds like you have electric back up heat and either the thermostat is set for emergency heat or it was wired wrong, or a component is not functioning properly.

A good HVAC technician (troubleshooter, not installer) should be able to diagnose your problem pretty quick.
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