During the chilly months, you probably want to make sure your home is using energy efficiently. However, a lot of people get confused about their heating systems, with some thinking it is bad to run theirs all the time while others think it is bad to turn their units off. The answer to whether or not you should leave your heating system running really depends on what type of system you are thinking about.
When people talk about leaving their heat on constantly, some are wondering if they should be constantly running the fan that circulates air. This does use a little more energy. However, it is still a good thing because it improves your air quality and puts less wear and tear on your system by keeping it from having to turn off and on. This means you are less likely to end up calling We Care for our furnace repairs in Murrieta.
In addition to leaving your furnace fan running, you may also be wondering if you can save money by turning off your heater altogether when you are away from home. Yes, you will conserve some energy by turning the heat off, but the energy cost to rewarm your home to previous levels will use up all those energy savings. It is more efficient to just set the furnace to a slightly lower temperature and let the system self-regulate.
Heat pumps are designed to run all the time in cold weather. Running the heat pump all the time is better than letting your home get very cold and then trying to get it to warm up multiple degrees at once. This requires you to use the backup heat, and the electric heater is far more expensive to run all the time.
If you are not sure about how to operate your heating system, remember that you can always ask your local HVAC technician. At We Care, you can get access to expert help with all sorts of heating, cooling, and plumbing systems. Call us today to schedule your next installation, repair, or maintenance service.