3 Heating Myths Debunked

There are a lot of myths that surround home heating. Unsuspecting homeowners fall victim to these myths each year. Unfortunately, even the simplest home heating error could hike up your utility bills. We are here to put an end to these myths.

Myth # 1: Turning the Thermostat Up As Temperatures Drop
Did you know that 52% of people turn their thermostat up when it is cold outside? This only makes your home too hot and therefore uncomfortable. Even worse, it ends up burning a hole in your pocket.

Myth #2: Leave The Heat On Low All The Time
In an effort to keep heating costs down, some homeowners leave their heat on the low setting all day. While this looks good on paper, it doesn’t pan out in reality. Chances are, when the house is warm, no one is there to enjoy it. Having a programmable thermostat installed by the NATE technicians at Air Treatment Company can solve this problem. A programmable thermostat allows you to control the temperature of your home at all hours of the day. In the long run, this investment can save you a decent amount of money.

Myth #3: Running the Water Heater All Day
Running out of hot water on a cold day can be very frustrating. Some people believe that running your water heater all day will prevent the hot water from running out. According to the Energy Saving Trust, this practice “could be costing far more on energy bills than necessary.” Homeowners should set the hot water to come on a half hour before showering.

If you encounter a problem with your heating system, do not hesitate to contact us. Our NATE certified technicians can troubleshoot and fix the problem. Call (703) 270-0881.

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