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Home Improvement  /  January 8, 2021

Debunking 4 Popular Energy Conservation Myths

With the rising costs of energy nowadays, more and more homeowners are constantly looking for ways to conserve energy and keep their monthly bills low as low as possible. However, in their zeal to conserve as much energy, some homeowners tend to unknowingly follow a few energy conservation myths that don’t really help. With that in mind, it’s best that you learn what these methods are.

Here are the four popular energy conservation myths and the truths behind them.

  1. The Higher You Set Your Thermostat, The Faster the Room Will Warm Up 
    Often, some homeowners think that if they set their thermostat as high as reasonably possible during the winter season, their room will warm up much faster. This is understandable; after all, the higher the temperature, the warmer an object is. However, experts say that heating systems only create heat at standard rates, meaning that setting your thermostat all the way up only wastes energy while increasing your heating costs at the same time.
  1. Vents Should Be Closed When Leaving the Room 
    No matter what time of the year it is, you should never close your vents even when you’re leaving the room. This is because doing so can create an airflow imbalance, which in turn would force your heating/cooling system to work harder than it should.
  1. You Can Just Turn Off Your Heating/Cooling to Save Energy 
    Again, don’t turn off your heating/cooling to save energy no matter what time of the year it is. If you turn it off and turn it back on, the unit will have to work harder to rebalance the temperature and air flow of your home, costing you more money in the process. To combat this issue, consider installing a programmable thermostat in your home to help.
  1. Fans Should Only Be Used in the Summer 
    Believe it or not, you can actually use fans even during the winter season. According to experts, by reversing the direction of your ceiling fan during the cooler months, you can actually push warm air down from the ceiling and into your living area, making the room feel warmer at no additional cost.

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