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When Should You Shut Off Your Heating System for Spring?

If you're like most homeowners, you rely on a home heating system to get you through the worst of the winter season. However, as the warm spring weather starts, it's time to think about shutting off your heating system. If you're not sure when to do so, we're going to share with you some of our best recommendations below.

The 50-Degree Rule

We recommend turning off your heating system whenever the temperature consistently reaches 50° F outdoors. This doesn't mean you must shut off your heating system entirely. Instead, it simply means that you should be able to at least shut it off throughout the daytime hours to help save money on your energy bills.

Getting and Retaining Free Heat

The only heat that's better than your heating system's heat is free heat. When it's warm outside during the daytime, you should open your blinds and windows. This will allow the warm air to seep inside. In addition, it will allow the natural sunlight to heat the inside of your home. With these free heat sources, you and your family can stay comfortable throughout the day.

The main trick is to ensure you're shutting your windows and curtains just before it darkens outside. This will help to trap the heat inside your home for overnight hours. You'll likely find that you won't need to turn your heating system back on for most nights to stay comfortable.

The Main Benefits of Turning Off Your Heating System

One of the biggest benefits of turning off your heating system, at least during the daytime, is that you'll use less energy. When you use less energy, you can save tons of money on your home energy bills. Besides saving money on your energy bills, when you're not running your heating system, you're also keeping more of its life to use in the future. This will help to extend the overall lifespan of your heating system. Lastly, opening up those windows and letting in air from the outdoors can help enhance the quality of air inside your home without relying solely on your HVAC system's air filter.

Call Us Today

If you need help with your heating or cooling system, contact us at Master Mechanical. Our expert HVAC technicians can assist you with your home heating and cooling needs.