Many homeowners worry that keeping their home comfortable during the colder months will increase their energy costs. It’s essential that your heating system stays in good shape to ensure your indoor comfort doesn’t suffer and you avoid a rise in utility costs.
Read on to discover common heating mistakes to avoid from a local provider of duct cleaning services.
Turning up the heat. Cranking up the temperature on your thermostat won’t heat your home faster, and leaving the thermostat temperature up high for too long will cause your heating equipment to work harder. This puts a strain on the equipment, which can reduce its lifespan.
Not replacing air filters. Dirty air filters will prevent air from properly circulating and slow down the heating process. If your heating system has difficulty heating your home, you could experience discomfort, higher energy consumption and increased utility costs. Be sure to check and replace your HVAC system’s air filter regularly. Routine air filter changes can also contribute to better indoor air quality.
Setting temperatures too low. Some say that turning the heat down seven to 10 degrees for eight hours a day can save you up to 10 percent on your annual utility bill. However, this method could be too drastic for your heating system, and may cause it to work harder to keep your interior comfortable. The better way is to make small adjustments so you can see how your furnace responds. Even if you prefer cooler rooms, don’t set the temperature below 55 degrees, because this can lead to frozen pipes.
If you need a new furnace, boiler or heat pump, turn to Bill Reynolds Heating & Air Conditioning. We’re one of the area’s leading providers of HVAC maintenance and installation services. Call us at (440) 946-7863 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote.