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You may be using more energy than you need to when heating your home. Consider using a geothermal heat pump to provide both heating and cooling, and you will use less energy and spend less on your utilities. Learn more when you contact Service Legends Heating & Cooling at (515) 657-6588, and visit the pages below to expand your knowledge.
Learn more about the physics and mechanics behind geothermal heating on this page from PopularMechanics.com.
Take a look at these great tips that counter common heating myths.
Some tips that claim to reduce heating costs can actually decrease the efficiency of your heating system and raise your utility bills. Avoid these common home heating mistakes:
Setting the Thermostat Higher than You Need
Occasionally homeowners set their thermostats very high, thinking that this will make their heating system warm the house up quickly. But most heating systems operate at a fixed rate, so setting the thermostat higher won’t heat the house any faster. Simply set your thermostat to your desired temperature.
Using Space Heaters
Some homeowners think that electric space heaters use less energy than their central heating system. Using a space heater in one room at night, if it’s the only room that is occupied, can sometimes be cost-effective. However, using several space heaters simultaneously can actually cost as much as using your central system to heat your whole house, if not more.
Closing Air Vents in Unoccupied Rooms
Shutting registers in unused rooms won’t reduce your heating bill. Your ductwork will evenly distribute the heat from your furnace, and closing vents around the home affects the air pressure. This may cause your home to heat unevenly and reduce your system’s efficiency.
Leaving Your Ceiling Fans Off
Most ceiling fans are equipped with switches that change their direction of rotation. Setting your ceiling fan to rotate clockwise in the winter can help circulate the warm air that rises to the top of the room. On its lowest setting, a ceiling fan will not create an uncomfortable draft and it can help keep warm air evenly distributed throughout the room.
You can make the right choices when it comes to heating your home with the help of Service Legends Heating & Cooling. Visit our website for more heating facts, or call us at (515) 657-6588 to learn about specific home improvements you can make to save energy by efficiently heating and cooling your home.
There are a few common mistakes that homeowners make when using their heating system. For example, closing vents in unused rooms in your house may seem like an energy-conscious choice, but as this video shows, it won’t necessarily lower your heating bills.
Enjoying a roaring fireplace can seem like a great way to stay warm in the wintertime, but in fact it can draw thermal energy away from other areas of your home, so building a fire is not an efficient way to generate heat. Finally, improper home insulation might reduce your furnace’s heating capabilities. Watch the video to learn more about common residential heating mistakes.
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