Ever wondered why your utility bills increase dramatically? Maybe you’re heating your home the wrong way! You may not know it, but there are several things you’re doing right now that impact your heating costs.
Napps Cooling, Heating & Plumbing will give you a heads-up of what you should not believe and do when heating your home. Keep reading below.
Leave Your Heater Constantly Running At Low Temperature All Day
If you think running your heating system at a constant low temperature all day long can save you from high energy bills, then you’re mistaken. Doing so will increase your energy consumption as your system runs continuously. Try to find the most comfortable temperature setting and go for it. Turn down the thermostat when no one is around.
Ceiling Fans Are Only Useful During Summer
You can also use fans during the winter. We kid you not, you read it right! Please turn on your ceiling fan to change its spin to a clockwise direction. It will then push the warm air from your ceiling down into your room, making your home more comfortable and warmer without putting stress on your furnace.
Keep Your Water Heater Running All Day to Avoid Running Out of Hot Water
Many of you perhaps run your heaters all day, thinking that hot water will instantly run out when your system is off. According to the Energy Saving Trust, this will just cost you far more on your energy bills than you are supposed to. Take note that if your hot water tank is adequately insulated, the half-hour heated water will stay warm from the morning until midday.
Keep Your Electric Storage Heater On All Day
Here is how electric storage heaters work, only a few homeowners can understand how to use the units for home heating efficiently. Electric storage heaters use the affordable and off-peak electric power at night to charge up and then release the heat during the day. Ensure that you take advantage of the cheaper night rate electricity to save more money on heating costs.
Turn Up Your Thermostat When It’s Frosty Outside
Turning your thermostat setting higher is not good because the device’s primary purpose is to maintain the desired temperature indoors, regardless of the weather outside. Turning your thermostat up even higher will make your home uncomfortably toasty and increase your heating costs.
Are you feeling guilty? We bet you are! This upcoming winter, try to avoid these common home heating mistakes that only cause your bills to snowball.
For more energy-saving tips for the winter, contact us at Napps Cooling, Heating & Plumbing. We can also help you with any of your heating needs, including heater repair, installation, and maintenance. Call us today!