Is It Bad to Run My Heater 24/7?

February 20, 2020

During the cold-weather season, heating your home sufficiently while saving money is likely to be among your most prominent concerns. At [company name], we go the extra mile to provide effective, affordable HVAC solutions and to help the Hudson, FL, community understand how to heat and cool their homes efficiently. A question we are often asked is whether it is okay to run a home’s heating system 24/7. Keep reading to learn more about our professional opinion on the subject.

“On” vs. “Auto”

Customers sometimes confuse leaving their heating system switched on with leaving their system on auto. When your system is on auto, your furnace turns on and heats your home whenever it falls below a predetermined temperature. In contrast, leaving your furnace on means your furnace fan will run continuously until you decide to turn it off. Both settings have pros and cons.

Wear and Tear on Your Heating System

Though it may seem contrary to conventional wisdom, running your heating system continuously results in less wear and tear on your furnace. Switching your furnace off and on places wear and tear on its parts. Therefore, leaving your system on auto may cause a mechanical breakdown to happen more quickly because the auto setting allows your furnace to make constant adjustments. To maintain the health of your HVAC system, you can rely on [company name] for a comprehensive list of HVAC services.

Better Air Quality

Running your furnace continuously improves your indoor air quality. Your furnace fan circulates air throughout your home. In addition to creating a more consistent temperature throughout, the constant circulation of air can make the inside of your home feel fresher overall and combat a stuffy, stagnant atmosphere.

Knowledgeable HVAC Technicians in Hudson and the Surrounding Areas

[company name] offers the following services to help you optimize your HVAC system:

  • Energy efficiency analysis
  • AC inspection
  • Routine maintenance

To learn more about how we can help you heat your home more efficiently, give us a call.

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