December 14, 2016
How many of these common misconceptions about home heating sound familiar?
Underestimating how much energy heating takes
According to recent studies
, people tend to assume that the household devices they use most often use the most energy. So, while homeowners may make an effort to turn off lights and computers, and buy ENERGY STAR® appliances to save money on energy bills, they may overlook the potentially largest power cost in the house: their HVAC system.
Focusing on the heater
If you're only considering your furnace or heat pump when you think about your home, you’re missing a big part of the picture. Your home’s insulation
—including the windows, attic insulation, radiant barrier and weather stripping—can make a huge difference in how efficiently your home is heated.
Also underestimated: your thermostat! A properly programmed thermostat
can help you keep your home comfortable while you're awake and at home, and save you money while you're not.
Assuming bigger is better
When it comes to your HVAC system, more power isn't always better. Right-size
your equipment to see the best performance and cost efficiency.
Downplaying the importance of maintenance
Make no mistake, a neglected HVAC is a system that isn't working its best. Regular cleaning and inspection
can help reduce energy waste and wear and tear on your equipment.
Call 1-800-277-9400 today to talk with an HVAC pro about your home heating questions!