Although it doesn’t get all that cold during the winter, you still want to make sure your Jacksonville, Florida, home stays warm during the cooler months. By avoiding a few home-heating mistakes, you should be able to keep your house warm all winter long.
Turning Up Your Thermostat Too Much
Cranking up your thermostat to warm up your home is the biggest heating mistake to avoid this winter. Turning up your heater won’t heat up your home any faster. Instead, it just makes your heater stay on for longer, as your system will run until your selected temperature has been reached. If your house is cool, pick your desired temperature and then let your heater work the way it’s supposed to.
Forgetting to Swap Your Filter
If you forget to regularly change the filter in your heater, it can result in reduced performance and a less comfortable home. As filters become clogged, airflow is reduced, which causes your heater to work harder to maintain your temperature. Less airflow also means it will be more difficult for your heater to push warm air to all areas of your home. Change your filter once a month to keep your home warm this winter.
Setting a Nighttime Temperature That’s Too Low
Turning down the temperature in your house while you sleep can help you save money on your energy bills, but it can also strain your heater if you set the temperature too low. If you set your thermostat too low, your heater will need to work extra-hard the next morning to bring the temperature back up. Not only will this result in wear and tear on your heater, but it can also limit your comfort and raise your energy bills. Try to only lower your temperature a few degrees at night so that you can keep your heater running well.
The best way to keep your heater up and running this winter is by scheduling regular maintenance by calling Northeast Florida Heating and Air at (904) 783-7003. We’ll give your heater a tuneup so that you’ll have the comfort level you deserve in your home.
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