Heating Mistakes Homeowners Make

A homeowner adjusting their thermostat.

Heating your home can be expensive, especially during the winter months. That's why it's important to make sure you're not making any mistakes that could be costing you extra money. In this blog post, Seiter Services will discuss some of the most common heating mistakes homeowners make and how to avoid them. Keep reading for tips on how to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter long!

Cranking the Thermostat

One of the most common heating mistakes is cranking up the thermostat. While it may seem like this will make your home warmer faster, it can actually do the opposite. When you crank up the heat too high, your furnace has to work harder to maintain that temperature, which can end up costing you more money in the long run. Instead, try gradually increasing the temperature until you reach your desired level of warmth.

Closing Vents

Another mistake homeowners make is closing vents in an attempt to make other rooms feel warmer. This does not work and can actually damage your HVAC system. Your vents are there for a reason - to circulate air throughout your home. When you close them off, you're restricting airflow and making it harder for your furnace to do its job. So, open those vents and let the warm air flow!

Ignoring Cracks in Windows

Ignoring cracks in your windows is also a big mistake. Not only do cracks let in cold air, but they can also cause drafts. Drafty windows can make your home feel much colder than it is, which means you'll have to use more energy to heat it up. To prevent this, seal any cracks around your windows with caulk or weatherstripping.

Forgetting to Clean the Air Filter

Finally, one of the most important things you can do to keep your home warm is to change your air filter regularly. A dirty air filter will restrict airflow and make your furnace work harder to circulate air. This can lead to higher energy bills and decreased furnace efficiency. So, be sure to check your air filter monthly and change it when it's dirty.

Following these tips will help you avoid common heating mistakes and keep your home warm all winter long. If you have any questions about your HVAC system or need help troubleshooting a problem, contact Seiter Services today by calling (937) 507-3372 or filling out our online contact form. We’ll be able to help you get the most out of your heating system and keep your energy bills low. Stay warm this winter!