As temperatures start getting colder, you’ll soon be using your home’s heating system to keep yourself warm. In preparation for the next few months, you must first understand some of the most common energy myths about heating indoor living spaces. Subscribing to these misconceptions could end up costing you more money, not to mention reduce your HVAC system’s efficiency and performance.
Green Air Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., one of the top HVAC contractors in the area, tells the truth behind common home heating misconceptions.
“Crank the Thermostat to Achieve Heating Faster”
Raising the temperature on your thermostat might be a good idea to heat your home quickly, but it will most likely lead to a spike in your energy bills. Your HVAC system puts out the same amount of heat regardless of the temperature you set it at. Cranking it up further will cause your heater to run longer than usual.
“No Need for a Tune-Up Since the Heating System Is Working”
Just because your heating system is working does not mean it won’t malfunction all of a sudden. Given the complexities of this piece of equipment, you’ll want to hire an HVAC repair technician to keep it in good condition. Scheduling seasonal maintenance helps increase its efficiency and prolong its lifespan. More importantly, you prevent potential breakdowns from happening.
“Closed Vents in Unused Rooms Help Save Money”
Your HVAC unit is sized to deliver conditioned air to every room in your home. Closing one of the vents could lead to pressure building up inside the equipment. Eventually, you’ll end up with wasted energy and money due to leaks caused by punctures, dents and disconnections within the ductwork.
For your smart HVAC system needs, turn to Green Air Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. Our experienced technicians can meet with you to determine the options that would most benefit your home during your free consultation. Call (925) 284-7336 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Concord, CA, and the surrounding communities in California.