Is It Bad to Run My Heating System 24/7?


When winter arrives and its freezing cold outside, cranking up your heating unit becomes the norm. Winter break means the kids are home 24/7, and you’ll be tempted to leave it on all the time. The question is whether you should. Allow the professional team from Guaranteed Comfort Heating & Cooling in Windsor to help.

Energy Loss

Leaving your heating system on all day leads to an enormous energy loss. To save on energy, it’s actually better to turn the heat on just when you need it. If you’re too cold to wait for your unit to heat your entire house, try putting your thermostat on a timer. This way, you can set it to turn on about half an hour before everyone gets home. It’s also a wise idea to program your thermostat to a lower temperature when it’s time to sleep and set it to raise the temperature again about 30 minutes before everyone gets up in the morning.

Higher Bills

Besides energy loss, your monthly electricity or gas bill will soar if you keep your heating system on 24/7. Even if you keep the temperature at around 65 degrees, your unit will constantly have to adjust itself throughout the day to account for heat loss. This means your system will be constantly working, and that translates to higher utility bills. If you’re looking to save on your expenses, turn your heating unit on only when necessary.

Wear and Tear

Why is your heating unit constantly working when it’s on? Your heating system needs to continuously generate heat that is lost through the walls or through the bottom of doorways. This means your heating unit is working hard all the time to maintain the same temperature, and that creates a lot of unnecessary wear and tear on your unit. In the end, you’re shortening the life span of your system.

At Guaranteed Comfort Heating & Cooling in Windsor, ON, we’re happy to discuss your heating needs. Our company provides both heating and cooling installation, repair and maintenance services. We also handle boilers, tankless water heaters, air purification systems and ductless split systems. We’d be happy to ensure the interior comfort of your home. Call us today.

Chris Egan


Chris Egan, owner of Guaranteed Comfort Heating & Cooling, brings over 35 years of HVAC experience. Dedicated to customer satisfaction, he delivers top-notch heating and cooling solutions.