All homeowners should be ready to do due diligence to cut down on cost as the cooler months move into the Vegas Desert. According to Energy Star, your heaters account for the largest part of your utility bill. In an effort to try and save, you may stumble upon misinformation that leads you to paying the higher costs, unfortunately. This is completely untrue and one of the many misconceptions people apply to their home when you hear you can conserve energy by closing the doors to rooms that don’t need to be heated for instance. We at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning would like to take the opportunity to list the top common mistakes made by homeowners as they warm their homes to help you avoid spending unnecessarily this coming cool season.
Common Mistakes when Heating Homes
1) Closing off the doors and vents. Closing off doorways and vents to rooms that are unused makes perfect sense to most homeowners. On the contrary, this puts extra pressure on your system and obstructs airflow. It is in your better interest to leave them open in order to avoid a higher heating bill.
2) Insufficient heating schedules. When you allow your furnace to run at all times, you are wasting a lot of money. There are opportunities where you can give it a break to get a break on your utility bill. Set your programmable thermostat on a schedule that runs on a lower temperature while everyone is out of the house or sleeping. You can save you as much as 10% on your heating costs by incorporating the right optimal settings.
3) Pushing up the thermostat. There are no shortcuts unfortunately when it comes to your heater. It will not since there is only one speed if you think inflating the temperature will get you warmer quicker. Tactic will only make your heater work harder which significantly spikes your operating costs.
4) Alternative heat sources are being relied on. In the event they do not feel warm air to the effect that is desired, quite a few homeowners will turn to other sources of heat, such as your fireplace or space heater. We recommend you use them in conjunction with your heating system instead of relying on them completely to warm your entire house. They can be severe fire hazards in addition to increasing more expenses to operating your central heating system.
5) Letting heated air seep outdoors. As the cold air creeps in through the gaps in your windows and doors, or any other cracks and gaps, a strain is put on your heating system. To prevent the air from escaping or the cold air from infiltrating your home, be sure your weatherstripping, draft stoppers, fresh caulk, and other solutions are properly applied.
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Make certain your furnace tune-up and maintenance services now in addition to these considerations. When it comes to fully relying on it, your technician can ensure your heating system is ready. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning offers quality services no matter if you require maintenance, replacements, installations, or repairs in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding areas. Call us today!