Brrrrr…..man is it cold outside! With all this cold weather, and vortex’s and snow, many people have been racing to their thermostats to pump up the heat. But before you start to turn the dial past 70 degrees here are some things the technicians at Energy Pro would like you to know about common mistakes with home heating in Chesapeake, VA .
Cranking up the thermostat
When we get home from work, church, or shopping, we can sometimes find ourselves racing to the thermostat. Some turn their thermostat very high, at least temporarily, because they believe it will get the house warmer more quickly. Unfortunately this doesn’t work. Furnaces are designed to pump out heat at a certain rate and don’t work faster or harder because the thermostat was set higher. The only thing this may accomplish is increase your energy bill if you forget to turn your thermostat down from 80.
Closing vents in unused rooms
If you have guest rooms or rooms you don’t use very often you may be tempted to close the heating vents in those rooms. It make logical sense because why waste money heating rooms you are not using? Though it may make logical sense it doesn’t make “heating” sense. Closing heating vents actually makes the heating system less efficient and can cause your furnace to be overworked, imbalance the entire heating system, and create the “cold room” effect. You can actually benefit from the heat entering unused rooms by leaving the doors open and allowing the warm air to circulate throughout the house.
Ignoring a dirty air filter
We all know we need to change the air filter but for some reason it falls low on our priority list. But a dirty air filter pollutes the air that your family breathes, can increase your energy bills, and decrease the life of your furnace by causing your furnace to work harder. Check your air filters regularly and replace them so your furnace can efficiently heat your home.
The weather certainly is cold outside! Hopefully these tips will help you heat your home more efficiently. And if you are finding some rooms colder than others, or your heating system isn’t quite up for the task, maybe it is time to have a professional look over your system and see if improvements can be made or a replacement is in order. The professionals at Energy Pro are here to help. The technicians at Energy Pro are ready to tackle any of your heating and cooling problems with leading edge technologies, green products, and excellent customer service. Licensed and insured, with over 16 years of experience, we’re proud to be the Heating and Cooling Company Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk and the Portsmouth area depends on! Click here for coupons! And don’t forget to visit us on the web or call one of our friendly representatives today if you have questions or need service. At Energy Pro, we offer big company quality with small company customer service.
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