We should be ready to do our due diligence to cut down on costs as we get deeper in the cooler months in the Vegas. According to Energy Star, your HVAC system accounts for the largest part of your utility bill. In your efforts to try and save, you may stumble upon misinformation that leads you to paying 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 example. We at Hal Mechanical would like to take the opportunity to list the top common mistakes made by homeowners as they warm their homes in an effort to help you avoid spending unnecessarily this coming cool season.
How to Save on Heating Costs
1) Avoid blasting 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. This tactic will only make your heater work harder resulting in costing you more money.
2) Don’t let heated air to seep through. through the gaps in your windows and doors, or any other cracks and fissures, a strain is put on your heating system as the cold air creeps in. 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.
3) It is a mistake to rely on other heating sources. In the event they do not feel warm air to the effect that is desired, many 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. Though they can be severe fire hazards, they become more expensive than operating your central heating system.
4) Closing doors and vents is an error. It makes perfect sense to close off doorways and vents to rooms that are unused to most homeowners. On the contrary, this puts extra pressure on your system and obstructs airflow, however. It is in your better interest to leave them open in order to avoid a higher heating bill.
5) Refrain from 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 when everyone is out of the house or sleeping. You can save as much as 10% on your heating costs by implementing the right optimal settings.
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If you haven’t scheduled your furnace tune-up and maintenance services, it’s not too late. When it comes to fully relying on it, your technician can ensure your heating system is ready. Hal Mechanical offers quality services, no matter if you require maintenance, replacements, installations, or repairs in Greater Las Vegas, NV and surrounding areas.