Common Heating Mistakes
When winter comes, household thermostats bring particular challenges. Here are some tips from our contractors that will help you take a sidestep on some of the most common heating mistakes.
Letting your house get too cold at night
When the temperature is extreme, your thermostat may be struggling. Turning your thermostat way down at night while everyone is asleep can save you a lot of money.
However, you might wake up freezing! What you’ll do is to turn your furnace up to let it start working, which can lead to you needing service in Chicago.
Our contractors recommend aiming for 1-2 degrees lower at night. It will help you save money and won’t cost you any wear and tear because your furnace has been overworked.
Asking your heater to do more than it can
Other newer high-efficiency heating systems can do a better job of this. If you find yourself adjusting your thermostat frequently to reach higher temperatures and nothing changes, it can indicate repair is needed. Your heating system is already doing everything to keep you warm in extreme weather.
Leaving the heat on all the time
When you don’t have a programmable thermostat and have an old-school heating system, you may have no choice other than keeping the heat on continually or risk coming home to a freezing house.
A programmable thermostat or system that can take on, it will cost you more to leave the heater running continuously than shutting it off. Our installation can set this up for you.
Not sealing air leaks and unused spaces during heater season
Sealing air leaks can ensure warm air without sneaking out into the cold. Sealing off unused spaces, such as closing air vents, can ensure warm air. We are one of the companies that you can trust.