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Winter Heating Myths

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It's that time of year again when homeowners worry about how they will keep their homes warm during the winter. There are a lot of myths out there about how to heat your home efficiently, and it's important to know which ones are true and which aren't. In this blog post, Hedrick's Service Now will debunk some of the most common winter heating myths.

Cranking the Thermostat

Many people think that keeping the temperature higher will heat the house faster, but this isn't true. Cranking up your thermostat won't make your home warm any quicker; it will just cause you to pay more for your energy bills without gaining anything in return.

Closing the Vents in Unused Rooms

Some people try to conserve energy by closing off all the vents in rooms they don't use frequently. This may seem like it would save money, but it can be counterproductive because it prevents air from circulating correctly throughout your home.

Relying on Space Heaters

Space heaters are an inefficient way to heat your home because they use a lot of electricity and don't provide consistent heat. If you decide to use one, keep it at least three feet away from furniture, curtains, and other flammable materials, and do not leave it on overnight.

Turning the Heat Off Every Time You Leave the House

Many people think that turning off the heat when they're gone will save energy, but it takes more energy to heat a cold house than it does to maintain a comfortable temperature while people are there. It's much better to lower your thermostat by a few degrees instead.

If you have any questions about your current heating system, give us a call at (214) 509-6029. Our team is here to make sure you are comfortable all winter long.