When you’re experiencing such harsh weather conditions during the winter, you’ll most likely look for any source of heating available just to keep yourself warm. This usually means piling on an extra blanket or two to ensure a good night’s sleep, or may be even fixing yourself a big, steaming mug of hot cocoa. For others, it’s more than enough justification to rely on their furnace for top-notch, long-lasting heat. However, homeowners also make the same heating mistakes over and over again that may leave them without reliable heating or perhaps higher monthly costs on heating bills.
Central Plumbing has a Langhorne heating contractor who is here to lead you down the right path with your heating methods this winter. They can provide you with installation, repair, and replacement that guarantees you’ll have a working heating system all season long. Plus, they’re also here to provide advice to ensure you’re not making any fumbles with our heating and wind up ending the winter much worse for wear. We want you equipped with the best heating possible so you’re protected for the entire winter!
Common Heating Mistakes
In our years of service, we’ve seen homeowners make the same mistakes over and over again. Here are some of the most common we’ve encountered:
- Keeping Doors & Windows Unlocked: Perhaps it’s acceptable to keep doors and windows open during the summer, but this can be potentially disastrous during the winter. Not only will you be allowing cold air to seep into your home, you’re also increasing the risk of frozen pipes, especially if there is any piping in unheated areas of your home.
- Use Sunlight: Even when temperatures during the winter sink to an all-time low, the sun will still shine and provide you the opportunity to heat your home without spending a dime. Solar energy can go a long way in allowing you to save money on heating this season, but homeowners often don’t give themselves that chance. When all else fails, use a little bit of sunshine and watch those energy costs go down!
- Turning the Thermostat up Too High: Avoid turning your thermostat up past 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Please keep in mind your thermostat isn’t like your car’s accelerator; it simply won’t be a matter of pressing on the gas to get it working. Turning it up higher will only lead to higher energy bills.
- Heating Empty Rooms: You may wind up wasting plenty of money this winter on heating if you’re heating up rooms currently not in use, such as unattended living rooms or kitchens. A programmable thermostat is your best friend this winter in terms of maintaining heat that will also help you save money on bills.
Contact Central Plumbing today if you want to learn more energy-saving tips from our Langhorne heating contractor!