Busting These 3 Heating Myths Could Save You Money

You want to save money whenever possible, but following these heating myths may cause you to do just the opposite. Learning the truth about these common misconceptions may help you to reduce your power bills.

1. Turning Up the Thermostat Will Warm You Faster

There’s no need to set your thermostat at a high temperature when you’re in a hurry for the house to warm up. Doing so won’t make the furnace operate more quickly.

When you turn the heat up higher than normal, there’s a good chance that you’ll forget to readjust it once the regular temperature has been reached. This can lead to unnecessarily high power bills.

2. Sealing Off Rooms Will Improve Your Energy Consumption

In an attempt to save money, it’s common for people to close the vents and the doors in unused rooms. The reason is that the furnace will then have less work to do.

However, furnaces don’t operate like that. The system will still put out the same amount of warm air, which will be forced through the vents that are open. Redistributing the air in this way requires more energy than it does to simply heat all your rooms evenly. It also strains your system, so you may need more frequent furnace repairs or replacements from W A Air Conditioning in Trinity.

3. Using Other Heating Sources Will Save You Money

Perhaps you’ve considered warming your house with electric space heaters or a wood-burning fireplace instead of fully relying on your gas furnace. These alternate sources of heat probably aren’t a good choice for saving money.

Space heaters run on electricity, which costs more than natural gas. If you crank up your space heater very high or for very long, you could end up paying too much for power.

A wood fireplace isn’t as effective at heating a home as a furnace. Besides, it takes a lot more work to keep a fire going than it does to run your furnace.

For answers to all your heating questions, turn to the professionals at W A Air Conditioning in Trinity. We perform heating and cooling installation, maintenance, and repairs. Call us today to learn more.

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March 19, 2019 9:19 pm