What Are Common Furnace Myths?

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With so much different information out there, it can be hard to know what is fact versus fiction, especially where your furnace is concerned. Luckily, your friendly and knowledgeable Circleville Heating & Cooling experts have pieced together a list of a few of the most common furnace myths they have come across. That way, when it comes to your heating system, you know exactly what are the do’s and don’ts to maintain its upkeep. 

Myth 1: Tune-Ups & Safety Checks Aren’t Necessary

Unfortunately, many people think tune-ups and safety checks are optional. Just as it is essential for us to schedule maintenance services for our vehicles, the same applies to HVAC systems. Maintenance is crucial when it comes to keeping your furnace running at its highest efficiency. Your furnace should be checked before its first use of the season. If you have not already done so, you can call us to schedule one today. We will send one of our NATE-certified technicians to your home as soon as we can!

Myth 2: Close Unused Vents to Save Money

It is common for people to think that unused rooms don’t need their registers to be kept open. Therefore, some homeowners tend to close the vents in certain rooms, thinking that it will save energy and money on their heating bills. This is not the case. The fact of the matter is; closed-off vents actually cause air to build up, causing pressure and extra stress to be put on the furnace. This will cause unwanted problems for you and your home heating system down the road.

Myth 3: It’s Okay if the Furnace Is Loud

If there are loud sounds coming from the furnace, please do not ignore these signals. This is your furnace trying to communicate with you. Brushing loud sounds off can be detrimental to your heating system. While it is okay for your furnace to make a sound or two here and there, it is not normal if you are consistently hearing unusual noises from it. This is an instance where we would recommend you call a service professional.

Myth 4: It’s Normal for Your Feet to be Cold

A home should feel warm and welcoming. Always having cold feet in your home should not be something you are experiencing. But if this is the case for you, it could mean that the house isn’t well insulated. You can perform a quick check to see if there is anything that may be causing drafts. Scan over the windows and underneath the doors and seal any gaps off if necessary.

We sincerely hope this compilation has proven helpful to you and your home. We understand all too well the importance of keeping your home snug and warm during the winter. Knowing the differences between misinformation and factual information can help you to make sure your furnace is running at its highest efficiency. Should you have any other questions or perhaps you are experiencing issues with your furnace, dont hesitate to contact Circleville Heating & Cooling today!

Call us today at (740) 281-5323, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!