Keeping your home at a comfortable temperature during the coldest months of the year is going to require an efficient and well-maintained heating system. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about these systems, and it can be difficult to discern fact from fiction. Here is a closer look at three common home heating myths that have become very pervasive:
1. Closing Unused Room Vents Will Save Money
It might be tempting to close any vents in unused rooms, but that could actually overwork your heating system. When an HVAC contractor installs a heating system, they will make sure that the blower balances out the air pressure in your ducts. Closing off multiple vents is going to increase the amount of pressure that is in the ducts, and that could damage the system.
2. Turning Up the Thermostat Will Heat the Home Faster
Cranking up your thermostat won’t heat up your home quicker, and you might forget to turn the system down later on. If it takes a while for your home to heat up, then you need to schedule an HVAC service call to see if there are any problems with the system. An inefficient heating system could be the result of duct leaks, inadequate insulation, or a failing furnace that is near the end of its life span.
3. Running Space Heaters in a Few Rooms Is Cheaper Than Using the HVAC System
Using a space heater to quickly heat a small room could save you a little bit of money, but you should never use multiple space heaters to keep your entire home at a comfortable temperature. Electricity is much more expensive than natural gas in most areas, and space heaters are notoriously inefficient.
Our team understands just how vital your HVAC system is to your family’s comfort, which is why we offer all of our clients affordable services and repairs. In addition to preventative maintenance, we can also help you address issues such as duct leaks and subpar indoor air quality. Please contact Service Plus Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today to learn more about our heating and cooling services in Aurora.