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  • 10 Myths On Saving Money On Energy & Heat

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    You might have heard of some of these tips to be useful when it comes to saving money on electricity, but Forbes is here to answer these common myths. Take a look!

    MYTH #1: Closing Off Rooms Saves Energy

    When people used to use wood stoves or fireplaces as their main source of heat, they would close off other parts of the house, so the heat wouldn't stay put. That doesn't work with today's heating systems. When you restrict the air flow through these systems, it'll make your unit run longer and harder to maintain a constant temperature. Source: www.consumerenergycenter.org

    MYTH #2: Temp Kept Constant Saves Energy Over Raising And Lowering It

    Why would you want to heat your house while you're at work, or while you're cozy cuddled up in your down comforter? Keeping your thermostat at a constant temperature is a waste. If you're at home during the day, set it to 68 degrees. At night, turn down the thermostat to 55 degrees. Every degree you lower to on your thermostat between the 60 and 70 degree range, lowers your heating costs by 5%. Source: www.consumerenergycenter.org

    MYTH #3: Turning Thermostat On High Heats Rooms Faster

    This one is common sense. If you crank your thermostat up to 90 degrees, hoping it'll heat your home faster than setting it at the constant temperature you'd like to reach, you'll be disappointed. Your heat pump can only work so hard and so fast. www.consumerenergycenter.org

    MYTH #4: Ceiling Fans Don't Work During Winter

    We all know heat rises. But what if you could pull it back down to where you’re curled up on the couch wrapped up in your Snuggie? Most ceiling fans have the ability to do that. Reverse the switch on your fan so the blades blow upward. It forces the heat back down to thaw you out on a cold winter day. Source: www.consumerenergycenter.org

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