The weather is finally starting to make a change. The warmth is coming to an end and the cooler temperatures will be welcomed. The cooler weather means a lot of things about how we live our lives. You are likely pulling out clothes that you haven’t worn in some time. You are sure to put new décor up in your house and you are ready to shut off the air conditioner and start up the heater. There is always a moment where the cool is just too much and you are ready to heat it up. You want to be sure you have your heater checked, inspected and maintained prior to using it. This is the best way to ensure that the heater is ready to go when you are in need. The heater is something you want to make sure you are using right. There are some common mistakes that many homeowners make when they start to use the heater. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning outlines them below.
Adjusting the Thermostat Too Much
It is hard to come in on a cold day and try to warm up in the house. The most common mistake that many people make is that they go over to the thermostat and try to adjust the thermostat up to a much higher temperature. The reason this is a mistake is there is no way to cut the time it will take to heat the house. The house will heat the at the same rate no matter what the thermostat is set to. If you think that the house will warm up faster because you are setting the temperature higher it will not. You want to make sure that you allow the heater to work at the temperature that you set it to at a regular amount.
Heat Loss in Your Home
The other issue that happens to come up is when the heat is not able to stay in the house. A common issue is that the heat is getting through the gaps in the house that are not sealed up. These gaps need to be exposed and sealed in order to have the heat stay in the house. The escaping heat can end up costing you money on your energy and your gas bill. The best thing you can do is to call a professional that can come out and inspect for where the air is escaping. You want to be sure that you know the best way to sure up these areas and keep your heated air in the house.
Closing AC Vents
You might think you have rooms that you are not using and therefore you close the doors on them. You also might go so far as to close the vents in the rooms that you are not using very often. The issue is that these rooms are still letting the air in them circulate in the home and that will make it harder for the heater to warm the house. It is best to keep all the doors open and the keep the vents open in all the rooms as well.