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Citrus County, Florida, homeowners know that winter is prime time for trying to decrease energy consumption. If you take bad advice, though, you could end up wasting energy and paying excessive utility bills. Stop believing these three heating myths and start saving energy.

Myth: Turning Up Your Thermostat Warms Your Home More Quickly

When the temperature drops outside, you’ll want to make your home warm and cozy as quickly as possible. That doesn’t mean you should crank up the thermostat, though. Doing so won’t heat your home more quickly, but lead to higher energy bills if you forget to turn your thermostat back down after you warm up.

Instead, program your smart thermostat to 68 degrees to stay warm while saving energy. Call the Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. team for helpful thermostat tips, and you could save even more.

Myth: You Should Keep Your Thermostat Consistent All Day

Frequent thermostat adjustments can wreak havoc on your heating system, driving efficiency down and energy usage up. That doesn’t mean you should keep the temperature consistent all day, though.

To optimize your energy usage and lower your heating bills, program your family’s schedule into your smart thermostat. Dial back the temperature 8 to 10 degrees for at least eight hours overnight, and you’ll save big over the course of the season.

Myth: Closing Vents Saves Energy

If you don’t use one or two rooms regularly, shutting the vents or registers might seem like a good way to save energy, as you would be heating fewer rooms. You should resist the temptation to close the vents, though, because doing so can actually force your furnace to work harder to distribute heat evenly.

Contact our team to learn whether zoning systems could solve your problem while lowering your energy bill. Zoning systems divide your home into distinct heating and cooling areas, so you’ll always be comfortable.

Need tried and true advice for lowering your utility bills and improving the efficiency of your heating system? Give Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. a call today at 866-881-5935.

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