Have you ever been given an unsolicited piece of advice about your HVAC system? Maybe you have been told to do something particular in order “to save money” or “save energy.” But do those tips really work? Your Clayton-Englewood Heating & Cooling experts understand how it can be difficult to know what is factual and what isn’t. Therefore, our dynamic team has combined our brainpower to bring you a few of the most common furnace myths that we have come across.
Dealing with Cold Feet in Your House Is Normal
As a homeowner, you should feel snug as a bug inside your home. Experiencing cold feet continuously inside of the house is not normal. If this is something you are dealing with, your home may not be insulated well. Perhaps there is a draft creeping in under a door or window. So, if you haven’t already, now would be the time to perform a draft inspection. Inspect all of your windows and doors for any gaps or openings. Pay particular attention to the gaps under doors. For a quick fix, you can buy draft guards for your doors. Nevertheless, you should still contact an HVAC expert to properly seal the gaps.
Close Your Registers to Save Money
Many people have the mindset that closing the registers in unused rooms helps save energy. This is not true. If this myth is put into practice, it will cause pressure to build up and further stress the furnace. Your furnace is designed to distribute warm air equally throughout your entire house. Closing off specific registers in the house will not save energy, and in addition, it can cause issues for your furnace in the future.
Tune-ups & Safety Checks Are Not Important
Seasonal maintenance is crucial to keep your furnace running at its highest potential. Don’t believe the myth that furnace tune-ups and safety checks are unimportant. We take our vehicles to the mechanic to perform tune-ups, and we go to the doctor for our checkups. The same concept applies when it comes to your HVAC system. You want to stay ahead of the game before waiting for anything detrimental to happen.
A Loud Furnace Is Common
Because it needs to be stressed – loud noises consistently coming from your furnace is not normal. It is essential to understand that a furnace will occasionally sound off a bang or clang, which happens when air passes through the ductwork. But if you are consistently hearing sounds like this, please do not brush it off, as it is better to be safe than sorry.
As the saying goes, “When you know better, you do better.” We hope debunking a few of the most common furnace myths has proved informational to you and will help you along as the winter season continues—your Clayton-Englewood Heating & Cooling values you and your family’s safety above all else. If you have any concerns or issues, please do not hesitate to give us a call. We would be honored to serve you.
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