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10 Mistakes Not To Make When Heating Your Home


Even with a constant flow of information about energy efficiency, homeowners make major heating mistakes that end in higher electric bills and larger environmental footprints. Here are 10 of those errors, with the cause and effect of each decision. http://bit.ly/WaQTfH
1. Maintaining a constant temperature

Cause: A persistent myth suggests that you can save energy by leaving the house at a comfortable 68 degrees (a widely recommended winter setting), even when you are sleeping or away at work.
Effect: You could miss out on significant potential energy savings by not using a programmable thermostat and adjusting the temperature overnight and during the workday.
2. Closing off vents in unused rooms Cause: You don't want to waste energy heating rooms you aren't using. Effect: Again, this just wastes energy and makes your furnace run inefficiently because it changes the air pressure in the whole system. Experts recommend never shutting off more than 10 percent of vents. Sealing your ducts is a more efficient way to save energy.
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  • Paul Langley
    on Jan 25, 2016

    This is some really great info for any homeowner! I have been told my whole life to close off the vents in guest rooms and other unused areas. Only recently have I learned that it's a bad idea, partially because of the air pressure, and partially because unless the room is completely sealed, the heat will still radiate inside and it just makes the furnace take longer to warm the house. Thanks so much for writing! http://www.economyhtginc.com/

  • Andre Beluchi
    on Mar 17, 2016

    It seems like I might be making the mistake of setting my thermostat at a constant temperature. After reading that, it got me thinking about changing the temperature on my own thermostat. Hopefully it would lower the heating bill of my home. http://www.powerblanket.com/band-heater-alternatives

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