When it comes to heating your house you want to do what is best for keeping your house warm and your bills low. Did you know there are a few heating mistakes people make that cause your heater to work harder than necessary to keep your house warm? Some of these mistakes were made by your parents too. So, you might not have any idea that what you are doing is wrong. Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning is going to talk about a few mistakes people make when heating your house and how you can easily correct your ways and make heating your house better.
What Should Your Heating Temperature Be at ight Before Going to Bed?
If you are one of those people that like to have the house colder at night when you sleep it is okay to turn the heat down a little. You do not want to turn it down too much. It is best to turn it down 7-10 degrees at the most. You do not want to turn it off or turn it down lower than 7-10 degrees. That will only lead to a really cold house in the morning. Lowering your temperature can help save you money on your bill, but lowering it too much can cause problems if the weather is too cold outside at night. This also goes with turning your air down when gone to work or on a vacation. Don’t make it too low and don’t turn it off.
Is it OK to Close Off Vents in Unused Rooms?
One thing that many people don’t realize is that shutting the vents so that your heat doesn’t go in the rooms you aren’t using is not a good thing to do. It won’t necessarily save you money, but it will mess with heat distribution and can add stress to the heating system’s operation. When that happens then you will need someone to come and fix it so it distributes correctly throughout the house.
Is it OK to Leave Exhaust Fan on All the Time?
When you turn on the exhaust fan in the bathroom after a shower to get the steam out of the bathroom, make sure you turn it off. Running an exhausts fan excessively only draws warm air out. If you are leaving the fan on in your bathroom or in your kitchen, that is taking a bunch of the warm air from your home. Make sure you remember to turn off the fans to help keep the house warm.
Annual Furnace or Boiler Heating Maintenance
Don’t delay getting your annual furnace or boiler maintenance check. You should be doing this once a year to make sure everything is running smoothly. If you haven’t had your heating system serviced yet, it’s never too late! Getting your furnace or boiler checked can help your heater last longer and have your heating balanced so you get the proper airflow throughout your house.
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When you are having your heat on, following these few guidelines can help your heat run better in your house making your house warm for the winter. Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to come and do your annual furnace or boiler maintenance check. We can make sure your heating system is running smoothly.