Common Furnace Myths

Jan 7, 2022 | Uncategorized

Everyone needs a good night’s sleep, but when the temperature in your room becomes too hot, that’s not always possible. Over the past few years, Mason Heating & Air has seen many different myths going around about residential furnaces. So today, we wanted to bring light to those myths below:

Myth 1: Close Your Vents To Close Off Heat

Of course, you would think to close your vents in rooms you’re not using heat. But did you know this is a myth too? Your furnace will give you the same amount of heat regardless. Closing your vents will cause your furnace to work harder. It’s best to keep them open so that air can flow out nicely. 

Myth 2: It Is Normal To Have Cold Feet

If you walk around your house and have cold feet, your home isn’t well insulated. The best practice is to check around your doors and windows and make sure everything is sealed correctly. 

Myth 3: Maintenance Isn’t Mandatory

Don’t believe the hype. Regular maintenance is necessary to keep your furnace in tip-top shape. So, throughout the year, keep an eye out for any odd things happening, and make sure to keep up with your preventative maintenance each year. 

Myth 4: Filters Need to Be Changed Once a Year 

This is a big one that gets floated around so much, and it’s easy to think it’s true. But no, understand that clogged filters are the root of many furnace issues. Your filters should be checked monthly and replaced every 60-90 days as needed. However, if you are a homeowner that tends to forget about changing your air filters, our experts suggest investing in a media air filter. Ask one of our professionals about a media air filter today!

As a homeowner, it is vital to make sure that you’re not accidentally damaging your heating system by falling for these common furnace myths. This will ensure that you won’t have to worry about those pesky unnecessary costs each year. 

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