3 Heating Myths That May Be Raising Your Temperature

When it comes to saving money on your electric bill, the heating system is the first thing that you will probably consider. Heating systems typically consume quite a lot of energy, and you will most likely strive to lower these costs as much as possible if your bills are high. However, it can be confusing to separate the facts from the myths when it comes to reducing heating costs. You can rely on Black Lion Heating & Air Conditioning in Kirkland to discuss all types of saving strategies and debunk the following three myths.

1. Closing Vents Can Save Energy

It is tempting to think that closing off the vents in rooms you do not need to heat will cause your heating system to not work as hard to heat your home. However, this is not true. In fact, with a forced-air heating system, this can actually cause your heating system to use more energy when the airflow from the vent is restricted.

2. Keep the Thermostat the Same Temperature

While changing the temperature every few minutes will not be effective, lowering and raising the temperature for an extended period of time can offer significant energy savings for the relevant seasons. For instance, in the winter, lower the thermostat at night while you are sleeping and during the day when you will be away for many hours. Using a programmable thermostat can help you adjust your temperature automatically.

3. Set the Temperature Higher to Heat the House Faster

Many people believe that setting the thermostat to a higher setting will force the heating system to work harder and heat the house faster. This is not the case. Your heating system will use the same energy to get to the desired temperature whether the setting is on that temperature or is set to a higher temperature. Your system is either on or off, and it does not have high and low settings.

Black Lion Heating & Air Conditioning has been serving our customers in the Pacific Northwest area for over 20 years. We understand the type of weather unique to this area, and we want to help you be comfortable and save energy at the same time. We have years of experience with all types of heating systems, and we provide many other air quality services for both heating and cooling needs. Contact us today to get real answers to real questions about your heating system and to receive any other type of heating system assistance you may require.