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5 Home Heating Myths You Need to Know

December 5, 2023

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If you pay a lot of money to heat your home in the winter, it may be because you aren’t using your HVAC system as intended. Sometimes when it comes to HVAC, Morrisville residents may pay more than they should because they believe these common HVAC myths.

Myth #1: Furnace Maintenance is Not Important

Simple, routine furnace maintenance can prevent many problems, while delaying or skipping maintenance could cause your furnace to fail, possibly during a snowstorm. Then your family’s health and safety could be jeopardized. In addition, you might have to deal with frozen and burst pipes and expensive repair bills, all of which could have been easily prevented.

Myth #2: You Should Set Your Thermostat to Your Preferred Temperature and Then Leave It Alone

Paying to keep your home the same temperature all the time, even when it’s empty, can lead to high utility bills. With a programmable thermostat, you can keep the house cooler while your family is away and have the furnace warm it up before you return. Lowering the temperature at night can save you money and help you sleep better.

Myth #3: Setting the Thermostat to a High Temperature Will Heat up the House Quickly

A furnace releases heat at a consistent rate, regardless of the temperature setting on the thermostat. Setting the thermostat for a higher temperature than you want your home to be won’t heat up the house faster, but it may cause it to become hotter than you want and waste energy.

Myth #4: Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Will Save Money

This practice can be counterproductive and costly. A forced-air heating system balances pressure to heat a house evenly. Closing vents throws the pressure off balance, which forces the HVAC system to work harder.

Myth #5: A Fireplace Can Keep Your House Warm and Save You Money

The flue needs to be open so exhaust gases can be released, but that also allows heat to escape. Your home’s HVAC system can heat your home more efficiently at a lower cost.

Get Professional Help and Advice

If you have questions about HVAC Morrisville, or if you need to schedule maintenance or repairs, contact Chud Air Conditioning, Heating, and Duct Cleaning. We can inspect your HVAC system and diagnose and repair any problems so the system will work efficiently this winter. Call us at (215)607-2821 to schedule an appointment.

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