In the winter months, the first thing on many minds is to escape the brutal cold. Home heating is a hot topic this time of the year. It can provide comfort, but you can also incur high costs. Many of the costs associated with heating your home don’t have to be that high. If you avoid the mistakes explained below, you can have a more cost-effective, and efficient, heating system.
Turning Up the Thermostat for Fast Heating
Any amount of time outside during the winter will make you cold fast. That means you want to be warm as soon as you get in the door. If you’re like many people, you might turn the thermostat way up to heat your home super-fast. This does not actually warm things up any quicker; in fact, all you’re doing is wasting energy. Every couple of degrees you raise the thermostat, the higher your heating bills will be.
Lowering the Thermostat Too Much at Night
You won’t save much by lowering the thermostat when you are sleeping. In fact, a dramatic fall will make it harder for the heating system to get your house warmer the next day. All that extra work translates into … READ MORE