Winter weather conditions can cause your heating bill to skyrocket if you don’t take the proper measures to ensure a cost-effective heating season. With just a quick Google search, you’re bound to find a long list of tips and tricks for lowering your heating costs, but some of them work better than others. To help you weed out the useful from the frivolous, here are a few of the most common home heating myths debunked.
Myth: It pays to turn off your heating system when you’re not home.
Fact:
While it might seem like a great way to save money, turning off your heating system completely can put you home at risk for frozen pipes. Plus, heating your house back up when you get home can actually cause you to use more energy since it will need to work double-time to get back up to your desired temperature.

Myth: Installing a fireplace is an end-all, be-all alternative to heating.
Fact:
It’s true that a wood-burning fireplace can help cozy up a room, but you shouldn’t expect it to be able to heat an entire house. They’re just not designed to warm such a large space the way a central heating system would.

Myth: Insulating your home is too difficult to do DIY.
Fact:
While yes, the cost to insulate an entire house or even just one space might be a bit overwhelming for an inexperienced DIYer, that’s not your only option when it comes to keeping heat in. Simple solutions like weather stripping doors and windows, adjusting ceiling fan blades and hanging heavy curtains can make a world of difference.

The best ways to ensure your home stays nice and toasty this winter at an affordable cost is by making sure your heating system is functioning efficiently and installing a programmable thermostat. Luckily, Tyler Heating & Air Conditioning can help with both!

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