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Will Running My Heater Waste Electricity?

December 15, 2020 | Blog

Winter brings the cold temperatures and expensive heating bills. The cost of heating your home keeps climbing, and electricity is not cheap. To effectively heat your home this year, without wasting electricity or money, you can follow these tips.

Most Efficient Ways to Heat

The period when your heater is turned off (and the temperature of the house cools) to when you turn the heater back on is where you save energy. So yes, consistently running your heater will waste electricity. If you are looking to save electricity, simply turning the thermostat down a degree or two can save between 5-15 percent of your energy costs each year.

During the winter months, it is best to keep your heater on the lowest temperature comfortable to save money and electricity. The most commonly agreed-upon temperature is 68 degrees during the day. If you are consistently turning the heater up and down when you are cold, you could be boosting the price of your bill. Instead, bundle up with socks and a sweater. During the night, setting your thermostat to 65 degrees can boost your savings and still keep your house relatively warm.

If you are planning to leave town, you might consider turning your heater down to 55-60 degrees. This is the lowest temperature range that you can use without your pipes freezing.

Maintenance

Heater maintenance is must to save electricity and money during the winter time. When your system is regularly taken care of, it will perform at its best. Heater repair is very important, and a heater tune-up will catch those problems before they happen.

Replacement

Going into the winter season with an old heater is very risky. If you find that the air blowing out is not warm, your heating system won’t kick on or your furnace is making weird noises, you may be in need of a heater replacement. A furnace replacement can save you time and money during the cold seasons.

If you are looking to heat your home more efficiently this winter, you may be in need of an AC and heater replacement or a tune-up. To find a reliable and professional Escondido heating company, contact My Guy Heating and Air.

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