Common Furnace Myths

Jan 7, 2022 | Blog, Furnace, Heating, HVAC, Maintenance, OH, Ohio, Tips & Tricks, Westerville, Winter

Make 2022 the start of a rewarding new chapter. “Out with the old, in with the new” isn’t just a New Year’s saying. It’s also good advice for all homeowners in 2022! Now’s the ideal time to make a fresh start and begin your rewarding new year by dismissing the common myths concerning your residential furnace. Westerville Air Conditioning & Heating understands how much Ohio residents would much rather nip mths in the bud. So, below you can find a few broken myths to keep in your notes. 

Myth 1: Closing The Vents In Unused Rooms Is An Excellent Way To Save Energy

If you close your vents in certain rooms in your home, you can restrict the airflow. Unfortunately, your HVAC system doesn’t quite work that way. Your HVAC system is made to deliver a specific amount of air based on your home’s size, not based on how many vents are open. So rest assured that you no longer have to close vents in certain areas of your home. 

Myth 2: It’s Okay If the Furnace Is Loud

If you hear loud sounds coming from the furnace, this is something you will not want to ignore. Your furnace communicates with you when you hear noises that aren’t normal. Of course, your furnace will have a sound here and there, which is normal. But if you start to hear squeaking, banging, or thumps, we highly recommend you call a service professional ASAP. 

Myth 3: Leaving Fans Running Lowers Room Temperatures

Room temperatures don’t drop whether you leave your fans on or off; they only circulate air around the room. So instead, you’re only increasing energy consumption. You’ll need experts to install properly insulated windows and doors as well as an energy-efficient heating and cooling system to properly cool your home as you approach the summer.

Myth 4: The Air Conditioner Pulls Air From The Outside Environment 

This is not true in 99% of cases; a conditioner doesn’t use outside air, but circulates, cools, cleans, and sometimes moisturizes the air in the room itself. Nothingtheless, this means that the air inside your room is recirculated and will get more stale as time passes unless the door is opened to ventilate.

Out with the old and in with the new means get rid of all these known myths you’ve heard and restructure your mind into the new truth. They say you can’t have a great year unless you learn something new. So we hope that this list gives you something new to pass along to all your family and friends this year. Happy New Year. 

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