3 Common Myths About Heating Systems

February 8, 2019

There are several myths about your heating system that you have probably heard. Some of them have a nugget of truth, perhaps referring to older heating technology. Others are based on a misguided understanding of how heating systems work. Why are they so popular? Everyone wants to believe a secret way has been found to save money on heating. Here are three common myths that we have heard. 1. Cranking Up the Thermostat Heats Your Home Faster This myth is based on the fact that humans are impatient. People believe that if they want to get their house to 70 degrees faster, they should turn the thermostat to 90 degrees. They think the heating system will work extra hard to reach a higher temperature. However, this is not how heating systems work. They are made to raise the temperature at a constant rate. All you will do in cranking up the thermostat is waste money making your home warmer than you want it to be. 2. Heating with a Fireplace Can Save You Money This myth is built on the idea that a fireplace acts as a supplemental heating system. If you are burning wood in the fireplace, your heating...

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