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Should You “Crank Up” the Heat?

Posted: February 26, 2016

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Posted: February 26, 2016
Posted by: Larry Grier, Service Manager

Have you done this before? It’s a super-cold winter evening and you arrive to a home that feels chilly. You immediately stride to your thermostat and move the temperature setting as high as it will go. You smile as you hear the burner kick on. Now, you think, the house is going to get warm really fast. But is that the truth….or a myth?

It’s a myth! The fact is, your furnace or boiler doesn’t work like a car—there is no gas pedal to step on to make it go faster. Your system will produce heat at the same rate regardless of whether your thermostat is set to 68 degrees or 85 degrees. (Setting the thermostat higher just makes your system work longer and burn more fuel).

Instead of wasting fuel that way, you can achieve far better temperature control in your home by trading in your old digital or manual thermostat for a wireless remote smart thermostat. After you register it online, you can access it from any location and adjust temperatures for both comfort and savings.

If you have any questions or need advice about keeping your home warm without spending too much money, please contact us. We’re always glad to help. Remember, we’re the people you can trust!