What Are Common Furnace Myths?

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It is the start of a new year, which means it is time to exhibit some common myths Ohio residents have heard over the years. Unfortunately, misinformation can spread quickly, especially with technology advancing so fast. However, this can make tasks on residential furnaces harder for homeowners. Luckily, our experts at Milford Heating & Cooling have provided us with some enlightenment on these myths listed below:

Myth 1: Continuously Repairing Your Old Unit

If you’re frequently giving your local HVAC contractor a call to come to repair your furnace, it may be time to say goodbye to old reliable. Unfortunately, your residential furnace becomes less efficient and will run into more issues the older it gets. So stop wasting money on consistently repairing your outdated furnace and replace it with a more efficient system today. 

Myth 2:  If My Furnace Works, I Don’t Need a Heating System Tune-up

It would be very fortunate not to have to maintain home appliances so often, but unfortunately, that is not the case. As a homeowner, it is your job to ensure all the devices that keep you and your family comfortable, including your residential furnace, are maintained and checked up on regularly. Although your furnace may be working well now, your equipment will feel the impact of not having regular checkups as the years go by. 

Myth 3: Bigger Heating Systems are Better

Although a bigger system will quickly provide your home with heat, it will also short cycle. Because of this, your furnace will consume more energy to meet your heating requirements. So, always remember that the bigger the equipment is not always the best fit for your needs. Our friendly, NATE-certified technicians are educated to make the best decision on furnaces for any and all homes, which will ultimately help save you time, energy, and more money.

Myth 4: Your Home will Heat Faster Setting The Thermostat Higher

Although this sounds true, it is not. Your home’s furnace delivers heat at a constant rate, so setting the thermostat higher will do nothing to heat your house quickly. Instead, your furnace will consume more energy and operate longer to reach your desired temperature. Our HVAC experts suggest setting your thermostat between 70-72 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid issues or a complete breakdown during the winter season. 

Although misinformation spreads quickly, you can always rely on our helpful crew of HVAC experts at Milford Heating & Cooling to enlighten you with correct advice about your furnace this winter. If you have questions about misinformation or incorrect advice about your furnace or would like to schedule a furnace tune-up, Call us today at (513) 655-5112, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here

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