When Is The Best Time to Shut Off Your Heating System?

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Mon, 03/13/2023 - 1:38pm 

When Is The Best Time to Shut Off Your Heating System?

A home heating system is necessary to get through the cold winter season safely and comfortably for you and your entire family. However, as the weather starts to heat back up in spring, it's time to turn off that heating system. In fact, there are many different benefits that you can gain from shutting off your heating system sooner rather than later.

When Should You Turn Off Your Heater?

One thing that a lot of homeowners struggle with is determining the exact right time to turn off their home heating system. Our best recommendation is to shut your heating system off when the temperature outside stays at a consistent 50° Fahrenheit. While this might sound a little cold, it will actually take a couple of days until the temperature inside your home drops back down to that level. You may find that on colder nights, you may need to turn your heating system back on, and that's fine.

Tips for Keeping Your Home Comfortable

When the temperature outside is 50° Fahrenheit, your home should stay comfortable throughout the daytime. You can help enhance the temperature inside your home by opening up your windows to let the outdoor air in. Also, consider opening up your blinds and curtains in all of your rooms so that the natural sunlight can come in and heat your home during the day. These are all free sources of heat that can save you from spending money on running your heating system during the day.

Once the sun goes down, the temperature will drop. Do yourself a favor and close your windows before it gets dark out. You'll likely find that the inside of your home will retain most of the heat throughout the day, and you won't need to run your heating system to stay warm and comfortable.

Some Benefits to Keep in Mind

While a home heating system is very convenient, it can be expensive to run. When you take these measures to help heat your home through natural sunlight and the warmer air outside, you can reduce your need to run your heating system. In fact, simply not running your heating system during the day and only using it during overnight hours can significantly reduce your heating bills.

Call Us Today

If you're having trouble with your heating system or are considering an upgrade, then it's time to call us. Let our helpful HVAC professionals at Command Service Center assist you with your heating and cooling needs.



Need to request a service appointment? Contact Command Service Center at (847) 558-7780 or use our online form to get started today!