Fall is a beautiful season in Central Iowa. Although we’re currently busy enjoying vibrant, multi-colored leaves and pumpkin-flavored delicacies, winter is right around the corner. Residents of Polk County, IA, who count on us for heating system services are already making good use of their furnaces to keep them cozy through the ever-shortening days and increasingly chilly nights.
We want to make sure your home’s heating system continues to provide maximum comfort for you and your family throughout the cold-weather season. Avoid a furnace breakdown and save money on your energy bills by side-stepping these common heating mistakes.
Too Much Tinkering With the Thermostat
Resist the urge to turn your thermostat up too high when you’re at home and too low when you’re out.
Believe it or not, trying to compensate for a chill by cranking the thermostat settings way up won’t actually heat your home faster; it’ll only make the system work harder than it has to, and it will waste energy in the process. The same principle applies to turning the thermostat way down at night or when the house is empty. Typically, it’s recommended to keep the thermostat around 68 degrees when you’re home and between 62 and 66 when you’re away. [Read more…] about 4 Home Heating Mistakes to Avoid This Winter