As we approach the cooler months in Las Vegas, we should be ready to do our due diligence to cut down on costs. Your heaters account for the largest part of your utility bill according to Energy Star. Unfortunately, you may stumble upon misinformation that leads you to paying higher costs in your efforts to try and save. For example, when you hear you can conserve energy by closing the doors to rooms that don’t need to be heated, this is completely untrue and one of the many misconceptions people apply to their home. In an effort to help you avoid spending unnecessarily this coming cool season, we at Air Supply Air Conditioning & Heating would like to take the opportunity to list the top common mistakes made by homeowners as they warm their homes.
Don’t Turn the Thermostat Up or Down Too Much
When it comes to your heater, there are no shortcuts unfortunately. If you think inflating the temperature will get you warmer quicker, it will not since there is only one speed. Resulting in costing you more money, this tactic will only make your heater work harder.
Avoid Allowing Heated Air to Escape
A strain is put on your heating system as the cold air creeps in through the gaps in your windows and doors, or any other cracks and gaps. Make certain your weatherstripping, draft stoppers, fresh caulk, and other solutions are properly applied to prevent the air from escaping or the cold air from infiltrating your home.
Relying Solely on Other Heat Sources
Many homeowners will turn to other sources of heat, such as your fireplace or space heater in the event they do not feel warm air to the effect that is desired. Instead of relying on them completely to warm your entire house, we recommend you use them in conjunction with your heating system. Not only can they become more expensive than operating your central heating system, but they can be severe fire hazards.
Don’t Shut Doors or Close Vents
To most homeowners, it makes perfect sense to close off doorways and vents to rooms that are unused. However, this puts extra pressure on your system and obstructs airflow, on the contrary. In order to avoid a higher heating bill, it is in your better interest to leave them open.
Improper Heating Schedules
You are wasting a lot of money when you allow your furnace to run at all times. To get a break on your utility bill, there are opportunities where you can give it a break. When everyone is out of the house or sleeping, set your programmable thermostat on a schedule that runs on a lower temperature. Implementing the right optimal settings can save you as much as 10% on your heating costs.
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In addition to these considerations, be sure to schedule your furnace tune-up and maintenance services now. Your technician can ensure your heating system is ready when it comes to fully relying on it. Whether you require maintenance, replacements, installations, or repairs in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding areas, Air Supply Air Conditioning & Heating offers quality services!