Home Heating Myths You Should Avoid

January 13, 2016

We have neared the winter season which means heating systems are primed up to work overtime for the same level of warmth. But instead of worrying about monthly utility bills, there are some changes you can make to save on energy and money. One has to do away with these home heating myths. Myths about Fireplaces Fireplaces or modern wood stoves seem cool and classy for heating the home, but they aren’t so kind on one’s wallet. The wood furnace needs oxygen for combustion and if the indoor heater is on, the supplied air from the heater goes directly to the wood furnace. This means your electric heater works twice as much to provide the same level of warm air, thus higher utility bills. Cranking the Thermostat Turning the thermostat all the way up never means your house will get heated quicker. This is totally false and never works at any point. The HVAC systems, at least the modern ones, are equipped to automatically regulate heating with relation to room temperature. Cranking the unit up will only make the heating system provide excess and unnecessary heat which will result into a waste of energy and high energy bills. Leaving a...

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