There’s nothing better than coming home to a warm and toasty home during winter. There’s something really special about winter nights, provided, your heating unit is working well. Common heating system mistakes can lead to your home being warmer or colder than your liking, while also leading to increased energy costs.
Here are some heating mistakes you need to avoid to make the most of your heating unit:
Turning up the thermostat
When the temperature in your home doesn’t feel quite right during winter, it makes sense to turn up the thermostat. But when you turn up the thermostat to heat your home faster, it will result in increased utility bills.
Allow your home the time it requires to heat up at the energy-efficient temperature i.e. 68°. And turn down the thermostat when you’re asleep or away from home.
Leaving the windows unlocked
Closing windows during winter isn’t enough to keep heat in your home. Make sure all the windows are locked/bolted to ensure no warm air escapes your home. You also require energy efficient windows to maintain an even temperature indoors. Windows are one of the main areas where heating and cooling escapes from a home, so this step is very important.
Insulation is the key to keeping your home warm in winter and cool in summer. It also makes your home more energy efficient by lowering energy costs. Have your home insulated well, particularly the windows, doors, and garage door. This way, heat won’t escape your home and hot and cold spots are less likely to develop.
Leaving exhaust fans on
Turn off the exhaust fans in the bathroom and kitchen as soon as you’re done using them. Exhaust fans encourage cool air to enter your home, increasing your reliance on the heating unit. While exhaust fans help eliminate moisture and odors from your home, they also draw out warm air. Try to minimize the use of exhaust fans during winter for optimal heating indoors.
Turning off the ceiling fans
Did you know your ceiling fans can help keep your home warm during winter? Disperse the warm air within your home during winter with the help of the ceiling fan. Switch to using the clockwise motion on the fan at a low speed to pull cool air up and push warm air around your home.
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