Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) January 15, 2014
Heating a home is not hard work, but it can require a little effort to get it right. Every home is different and each family’s needs are also different. With a little trial an error, any homeowner can determine the most efficient and comfortable way to heat his or her home. One of the best things to do is learn the most common heating mistakes and do not all victim to them. Once the obvious mistakes are out of the way, homeowners can set about figuring out their home’s unique quirks and how to overcome those.
What are the most common heating mistakes to avoid during the winter months?
Forgetting to Utilize Fans on Reverse
Sometimes homeowners fail to realize ceiling fans can be just as effective in home heating as they are in home cooling. Reversing the direction in which the blades of a ceiling fan turn pushes heat down into the living space. Heat tends to rise, so when the fan pushes it down, homeowners are able to make the most of the heat that is already in a space.
Not Bothering with Routine Furnace Maintenance
One of the biggest and riskiest mistakes homeowners make is failing to schedule routine maintenance in Phoenix on their furnace. A furnace can be running smoothly one minute and break down the next. This is especially true during the coldest parts of the year. If the temperature suddenly drops and the furnace has to work overtime to warm the house, a small problem can become a major issue quickly. Scheduling routine maintenance before there is a problem is a great way to save money and headaches when it comes to heating the home.
Failing to Change the Furnace Filter
Changing the furnace filter is one of the cheapest and easiest things that can be done to help with home heating, but many homeowners overlook this simple task. It is one of the most common causes of furnace problems during the winter. Invest in a few filters at the beginning of the season so they are on hand to change every four to six weeks.
Allowing a Home to be Drafty
Insulating or weather stripping a home can save thousands of dollars in heating costs every year. If insulating takes too much time or a homeowner is unsure what to do, call on a home heating pro to help with the job. Insulation is an easy trick to keeping a home comfortable all year round.
Closing Vents without Careful Consideration
Closing heating vents is a great way to preserve heat and prevent it from being wasted in rooms that are not used. Unfortunately, there are tricks to closing vents effectively in a home. If done incorrectly, it can cause heating costs to rise. Speak with a Phoenix home heating pro about the best vent closing strategy to use in the home.
Ready for more tips on avoiding mistakes in home heating? Air Care Cooling & Heating can help. Contact them today for more information about keeping a home efficiently heated during the winter months.