Home Heating Mistakes That Rack Up Your Bills

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Heating your home is already one of the most expensive energy expenses, but those bills can continue to rise if you are making these common mistakes.

Forgotten Maintenance

Your HVAC system works best and can last longer when you have routine maintenance.

Keeping your system running like new can prevent repairs or replacements that may cost double or triple maintenance costs.

Routine maintenance commonly includes inspections and precise tune-ups on heating systems to help them run smoothly all fall and winter long.

Call a professional today to ensure your home is ready for the cooler temperatures ahead in the forecast.

Dirty Filters

Your maintenance also includes your filters. Commonly, your filters should be changed every 3 months, or more often.

Dirty filters are unable to capture all the particles and pollutants that shouldn't be in your home's air.

A clean filter can help with your home’s indoor air quality.

Closing Doors and Vents

Your home’s heating system was created to heat your entire home, not just one room. When shutting off doors or vents, you are impacting the flow of your system.

This can interrupt the balance of your system and may even make it work harder.


Feeling a little chilly, don’t just crank up your thermostat. The further the temperature is away from the temperature outside, the harder your system will be working.

Your system’s temperature does not have an impact on how long it will take to heat your home.

68 degrees Fahrenheit or 20 degrees celsius is a good balance of temperatures for your home. It is ideal to be energy efficient and balance your comfort.

Understanding how to heat your home when the weather cools down can save you time and money. If you would like to know more, the friendly professionals at Air Care & Canyon Lake Air Conditioning are happy to help. Give us a call at (210) 794-6859.

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