4 Home Heating Myths
We’re here to help you bust some myths about heating your home this upcoming winter season. We are debunking common heating myths to ensure you are saving money on your electric bill, while still keeping warm and cozy in your home.
Myth #1: Running Small House Heaters Is More Efficient Than Running Your Unit
It’s practical to assume that running a space heater is more efficient, especially if you are spending most of your time in one room. However, the cost of using a space heater may end up paying the same amount or more than if you were to simply run your unit.
Myth #2: You Only Use The Ceiling Fan In The Summer
We often associate the ceiling fan with the heat of a summer’s day. While this is true, the fan can also be your best tool in the keeping your home warm during a chilly, winter’s day. We have all heard the phrase, “hot air rises. When heating up your home, turn on your ceiling fan to it’s lowest setting. The circulation of the fan will push the warm air that has raised to the ceiling, back down into the room. This helps keep your home warmer, without increasing the temperature.
Myth #3: Cranking Up The Thermostat Will Heat Up Your Home Quicker
When we’re cold, it is tempting to turn up the thermostat one too many notches. It’s easy to believe the more degrees you turn up the thermostat, the faster your home will be heated. However, this is not necessarily true. Your home will not pump out warmer air faster but instead will pump out heated air for longer until it reaches the high temperature. If you forget to turn the thermostat back down to a reasonable temperature, you can cause your home to eventually overheat. If you’re not careful, this habit can quickly result in both wasted energy and a higher electric bill.
Myth #4: Closing Air Vents Will Concentrate Heat and Save Money
Your home circulates air evenly throughout your home. When you close off vents to force air into a particular room, you are causing an imbalance in your system, which results in your unit having to work harder to circulate air. The result? Your electric bill is likely to cost the same, but you may have caused stress or damage to your system.