If you don’t use every room in your Savannah, Georgia, house consistently, you may try to save money by target heating the rooms you do use. While it is possible to heat up some rooms and leave your overall temperature lower, you have to be smart about how you do it. So can you really target-heat your home? Read on to find out.
It’s fairly common for people to shut the vents in certain rooms to try to direct the air into other rooms. While target-heating your home that way may sound good in theory, it’s actually inefficient and can break down your HVAC system. Modern HVAC systems heat your entire home by circulating the air throughout it. When you close the vents, it’s similar to using a system that is too big which wastes a lot of energy. The HVAC system also works harder to circulate air against those closed vents, which is hard on your system.
Shutting doors also causes the same issues you see from closing the vents. While it’s okay to shut doors for short periods of time, keeping all the doors shut in your home prevents air from circulating. Your system thinks it needs to push more air throughout your home since the temperature is inconsistent throughout your house. You start to use more energy and force your HVAC system to work harder than it should.
Using Space Heaters
Using space heaters is really the only way to target-heat a room in your home without driving up your bills excessively or running down your system. If you want to warm up one room, you can turn down the temperature throughout your house and use a space heater in just one or two rooms. Space heaters do use electricity, so you don’t want to use a space heater all day and night. Also, make sure you unplug a space heater when you’re not in the room.
To learn more about how to target-heat your home and staying warm this winter efficiently, call the experts at Byrd Heating and Air Conditioning at 912-373-8447.
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