Heating Mythconceptions

Common myths about heating

How many of these common misconceptions about home heating sound familiar?

Underestimating How Much Energy Heating Takes

According to recent studies, people tend to assume that the household devices they use most often use the most energy. So, while homeowners may make an effort to turn off lights and computers, and buy ENERGY STAR® appliances to save money on energy bills, they may overlook the potentially largest power cost in the house: their HVAC system.

Focusing on the Heater

If you’re only considering your furnace or heat pump when you think about your home, you’re missing a big part of the picture. Your home’s insulation—including the windows, attic insulation, radiant barrier and weather stripping—can make a huge difference in how efficiently your home is heated.

Your thermostat is also often underestimated! A properly programmed thermostat can help you keep your home comfortable while you’re awake and at home, and save you money while you’re not.

Assuming Bigger is Better

When it comes to your heating and air conditioning system, more power isn’t always better. Right-size your equipment to see the best performance and cost efficiency.

Downplaying the Importance of Maintenance

Make no mistake, a neglected HVAC is a system that isn’t working its best. Regular cleaning and inspection can help reduce energy waste and wear and tear on your equipment.

Contact us today to talk with an heating and air conditioning pro about your home heating questions!