What Are Common Furnace Myths?

Jan 7, 2022 | Blog, Furnace, Heating, HVAC, Maintenance, OH, Ohio, Tips & Tricks, Washington Court House, WCH, Winter

As we all continue to navigate the COVID pandemic individually, we also have to navigate it as a community. With the recent rise in people contracting the virus, we know how stressful this can be for Ohio Residents. Washington Court House Heating & Cooling desires to provide helpful tools and resources for our customers. With that being said, we know that words travel fast, so we thought clearing up some common furnace myths could help unravel some stress this year. Take a look at these four common myths you’ve heard below. 

Myth 1: Closing The Vents In Unused Rooms Is A Good Way to Save Energy

Many folks will say that closing your vents can save you plenty of money in your home. Sadly this information is false. If you continue to close your air vents, your heating system will overwork. So be sure to keep your vents open because it will not do you any good closing vents just because you’re not using a room. 

Myth 2: I Don’t Need A Heating System Tune-Up If My Furnace Is Working

If you want a comfortable and reliable home, you will want to ensure that you are maintaining your furnace well. Doing so would mean getting a tune-up on your furnace every year regardless of whether your heating system is working or not. This will ensure the safety of your home. 

Myth 3: Leaving Fans Running Lowers Room Temperatures

Room temperatures don’t drop whether you leave your fans on or off; they circulate air around the room. Instead, you’re only increasing energy consumption. You’ll need experts to install properly insulated windows and an energy-efficient air conditioner to cool your home as you approach the summer.

Myth 4: Air Conditioning Circulates Bacteria

This one can undoubtedly be a hit or miss one. You can be in a room full of people, and everyone will believe this one. However, this is false information. As long as you change out your air filter, bacteria will not be an issue for you. So check your air filter at least once a month and replace it every 60 to 90 days. 

We know that navigating this new way of living hasn’t been easy for any of us, and we also know that homeowners will hear more myths that will come up due to the new life we are living due to this pandemic. However, we plan to keep you all informed on these things as much as possible. 

Did this list get you through all the myths you’ve had? 

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