Are You Making These Home Heating Mistakes?

Posted on December 6th, 2016 by BlueMountain

Cold weather is upon us! Are you heating your home properly?

Sometimes it’s hard to know what the right thing is when it comes to HVAC. From saving money to staying safe, there are many elements to consider. Read on to make sure you aren’t making these five common heating mistakes in your home:

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Mistake #1: Forgetting to insulate windows
There are more effective ways to insulate your windows aside from hanging heavy drapery. The most effective method is to insulate your windows with caulking or weather stripping. By weather stripping, you seal any remaining gaps where air may leak.

Mistake #2: Blasting the heat
When you’re cold, your first instinct is to crank up the thermostat. But turning your heat all the way up is a big mistake – not only will it not heat your home any faster, but it will in fact waste heat. Patience and consistency is the real key when it comes to heating your home. If you want to insure that your home is heated nicely when you come home or wake up, invest in a programmable thermostat.

Mistake #3: Keeping your vents closed
Having your vents closed is a surefire way to waste heat. Even if there’s a room where you think you don’t need as much heat, leave the vents open – otherwise you are just creating an imbalance of heat in your home.

Mistake #4: Leaving the space heater on
Space heaters are convenient and help keep those cool spots in your home warm. But a big mistake that many homeowners make is leaving the space heater on when leaving a room or even leaving the house. A space heater should never be left on unsupervised and should also be kept far away from furniture and other fabrics.

Mistake #5: Not scheduling a tune-up
This is one of the easiest mistakes a homeowner can make and also one of the most avoidable. By making one phone call to your HVAC contractor, a technician can assess your heater to ensure everything is running smoothing and there is no damage to your system. It may cost a little money, but in the long run, trust us – you’ll be saving big bucks.

Whether you need a heating repair, heating installation, or other maintenance needs, contact Blue Mountain Plumbing Heating & Cooling. Our team is professionally trained and ready to help you fix any problem in no time. Call 877-280-5777 to learn more about how we can help.

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