As the temperatures drop, homeowners everywhere are preparing their homes for winter. This often includes turning on the heater for the first time in months. While most people know how to operate their heating systems, there are a few myths about heating your home that can lead to expensive mistakes. In this blog post, Rocklin Heating & Air will debunk some of the most common winter heating myths and help you stay warm all season long!
Closing Off Vents in Unused Rooms Saves Money
Many people think that closing off the vents in rooms they don't use will save them money on their heating bills. The truth is, this does more harm than good. By closing off the vents, you're preventing your system from getting adequate airflow and potentially causing it to overheat or break down. Instead, keeping all your vents open will allow for even heating throughout your home and give you maximum energy efficiency.
Turning Off the Heat Every Time You Leave the House Won’t Waste Energy
Heating your home costs money, so it's natural to want to turn it off when you're not there to use it. However, this is one of the worst things you can do for your wallet. By turning the heat off every time you leave, you're wasting energy and costing yourself more in the long run. If you plan on leaving your home for an extended period of time, turn your thermostat down by a few degrees. This will keep your home warm enough while you’re away, and you won’t risk overworking your HVAC system when you return.
You Don’t Need to Change Your Filters Regularly
Furnace filters help keep your HVAC system running efficiently and should be changed or cleaned every three months. If you don't change them regularly, they can become clogged with dust and debris, making it harder for air to flow through your system and potentially leading to expensive repairs down the line. If you can’t remember the last time you replaced your air filter, it’s probably time for a new one.
By following these tips, you can ensure that your home stays warm and your wallet stays full this winter.
If you have questions about getting the most out of your heating system, don't hesitate to call us at (916) 890-0909 or fill out our online contact form. We're always here to help!