Common Heating Mistakes to Avoid this Winter

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Did you know that almost 42% of your utility bill is due to the improper use of your heating equipment? That’s right!

In the winter, many homeowners fall victim to certain blunders when using their heating systems. Check out these common heating mistakes you need to avoid during the cold season.

Asking Your Thermostat to Do More Than It Can

Most homeowners believe that the higher the temperature, the faster the room gets heated. However, your thermostat does not work that way! It’s designed to produce heat at optimum speed, and it does not matter how high you have set it at. It will always take time to reach your desired temperature.

The best practice for a thermostat is to start heating 30 minutes early before people start coming into your home. This will not only save you money, but it will also prevent wear-and-tear on your system due to overworking.

Leaving Your Heater On All Day Long

Homeowners often leave their thermostats running all day to keep their home warm. Unfortunately, it’s such a waste of energy. Keeping the system on throughout the day will cost you more. Also, it may eventually lead to mechanical problems and reduced lifespan.

Time is necessary to figure out the right schedule in switching the heater on if you’re using an out-dated system. A programmable thermostat will also take some trial and error to reach the right setting, but once you do, it will help control your utility cost while efficiently running your unit.

Running Immersion Heaters throughout the Day

An immersion heateris an electric water heater that sits inside a hot-water cylinder. With, the push of a button, hot water is no longer a problem; it will be accessible at any time of the day. We can all enjoy warm baths and showers.

However, only a limited amount of water can be heated—depending on the tank’s volume. So, next time you take a shower, be sure not to leave it on all day long. To prevent heating troubles this winter, Iceberg Mechanical from Brooklyn, NY will be happy to assist you. Contact us today!