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Energy Saving & Winter Heating Myths

As the temperatures get crispier in the winter, you must know some of the typical heat and energy-saving myths that are often shared this time of the year. Hiring a dependable HVAC company is better than trying these myths in your home or business. Here are 4 (four) winter heating myths that you should know:

Turning Up Your Thermostat Will Heat Your Home Faster

It does seem like turning the thermostat up a notch makes sense. However, it will still take almost the same amount of time to heat your home or business space to your desired comfort level. We don’t recommend spiking your heat to get the temperature up faster because you’ll waste more energy than necessary. Consider installing a digital thermostat instead. It’s more affordable and can be programmed to keep the temperature low during working or sleeping hours.

Closing Registers Will Help Your Furnace Use Less Energy

This theory isn’t correct. HVAC companies recommend installing furnaces based on the home’s size; it will heat to produce enough heat for the rooms. Closing your registers in unused rooms may direct the heat to other rooms being used, but it’s not a suitable method, especially for your heating system. It adds pressure on your equipment and makes it work harder, causing its overall lifespan to get shortened.

My Furnace Isn’t Powerful Enough, and It’s Too Old

While furnaces do get old and need replacement, it’s more likely not the problem unless your comfort system is very old. Usually, you can find the issues in the ductwork, dirty filters, and clogged vents that can cause certain rooms in your house to be colder than the others. You should clean your ducts and make sure that nothing is blocking them.

If it doesn’t fix the problem, contact your trusted heating repair expert to check your furnace’s overall health along with vents and ductwork. Usually, a little maintenance is needed to help your heating system warm your entire home.

My Gas Furnace Isn’t as Efficient as an Electric One

Electric furnaces do heat marginally hotter than gas types in some cases, but gas furnaces are also very efficient in some ways. If you’re using a gas furnace, it can still meet your needs without needing a replacement. In some cases, you might need a repair for your gas furnace.

If you’re looking for experts who can repair your gas furnace, look no further than Kirk Air Conditioning & Heating. Our heating pros are ready to serve you 24/7. Contact us today to get started.

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