Winter won’t seem as ominous if you can be assured that at home you’ll be safe and warm. This is the primary reason why home heating should never be taken for granted. Make the most of your time and energy this winter by avoiding these common home heating mistakes listed by your HVAC maintenance expert.

Heating Mistakes To Forget

  • Not locking your windows. It may not seem like a big deal, but this task is often overlooked. Keep in mind that if your windows aren’t sealed tightly, cold air can infiltrate your home, and the warm air your furnace is producing could leak out.

  • Letting leaks and drafts go unchecked. The small cracks and gaps around windows and doors are some of the worst offenders when it comes to heat loss. Have them sealed or ask your air cleaners or technicians to caulk any areas where warm air could potentially leak out.

  • Failing to change the air filter. Allowing a filter to remain dirty will make your furnace work twice as hard, so you’ll need to have your filter cleaned or replaced regularly to guarantee your system stays functional year-round.

  • Closing vents. Although it may seem counter-intuitive, closing the vents in unused rooms will only add to your heating costs. Experts note that when your system is properly sized, it will distribute heat evenly throughout the house; closing the vents will disrupt this balance.

  • Leaving exhaust fans running. These fans are certainly necessary to purge moist or smelly air from your house, but you don’t want to be pumping warm air out of your house for longer than is required.

Are you in need of a gas furnace? Founded 20 years ago, Sherrell Air Conditioning and Heating continues to be one of the fastest-growing HVAC companies in the DFW metroplex, specializing in residential, commercial and industrial HVAC maintenance, repair and installations. Our goal is to provide you with fast, reliable, expert HVAC services. Call us today at (972) 945-8016 or contact us here.

Whether you need routine maintenance, emergency service repair or an estimate on equipment, give us a call.

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