It’s easy to take your home’s HVAC system for granted, especially when it’s working as it should. There’s nothing more satisfying than cranking up the thermostat on a chilly winter night and being rewarded with a cozier room within minutes. But because your heating system is so important – and so easily overlooked – you may be uncertain what you need to do to keep it in good working order. Although there is no shortage of good advice about proper furnace maintenance, there also are a number of misconceptions that can do more harm than good if you put them into practice.
At first glance, many of these myths seem to be common sense, which is what makes them so believable. For example, many homeowners think that shutting off the furnace when you leave the house will save money. That doesn’t take in consideration that warming a cold house puts a greater strain on a heating system than maintaining a cooler temperature for the entire day. It’s actually better to turn your thermostat down a few degrees when you’ll be out for an extended period rather than turning off the furnace.
It’s important not to fall for any of these myths when purchasing or maintaining your heating system. What might seem like a reasonable suggestion can turn out to be bad advice that will cost you money and headaches over the long run. To see more of these common myths debunked, take a look at the accompanying infographic created by Logan AC & Heating Services.