Today, Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning figured it was time to set the record straight. Of course, we know that homeowners are constantly looking to save money on their utility and energy bills. But when it comes to heating, cooling, and using home appliances, many myths are flying around that most homeowners become lost in the translation. So let us break a few common furnace myths below:
Myth 1: When It’s Time To Replace the Furnace, Brand Is the Most Important Decision To Make
Good quality on anything is essential; however, what’s even more vital is the person you choose to install it. When you’re getting estimates, be sure to compare not only the price you are quoted but the quality of the company. The best furnaces can still work poorly if improperly installed.
Myth 2: Bigger Air Conditioners Are Always Better
Making sure that your cooling and heating systems are appropriately sized is what will help you out in the long run. Oversized units tend to short cycle and create more humid conditions. Poor air distribution and dust may also occur in your system. Thus, bigger isn’t always better.
Myth 3: I Only Need to Call An HVAC Specialist When Something On My Furnace Breaks
Your furnace needs routine maintenance to run efficiently, just like anything often used around the house. In the meantime, take care of your system the best way you can to avoid calling us; however, don’t wait until something breaks.
Myth 4: Close Vents In The Rooms I Am Not Using
You think, why would I have my vent on in a room I am not in, right? Well, restricted airflow can cause many issues, including but not limited to compressor failures and cracked heat exchangers. Pro tip: keep all your vents open.
Saving on your bill is great, but you must know the proper ways to save on your bills. Hopefully, we debunked a few common furnace myths that you can pass along to your neighbors.
Do you have questions about other myths you’ve heard?
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