Common Heating Myths Debunked

Common Heating Myths Debunked

False energy conservation tips often misguide homeowners. That’s why instead of saving, most of them unknowingly waste their energy, time and money.

Be wise! Don’t fall victim to these common heating myths.

I should turn off my furnace when I’m away

This is a clever idea and might be effective in some heating models. However, we would suggest keeping your system ON rather than forcing it to reach the desired temperature the moment it’s turned back on.

If you are using a smart thermostat, program it to operate when you need it most. Make use of energy-saving mode. When you’re away for a short period, set the thermostat to a temperature lower than the usual to keep the room temperature constant. This will avoid putting a strain on your system.

I should turn up the thermostat to heat faster

Most homeowners fail to realize that heating systems deliver warm air at a constant rate. No matter how high you set the thermostat, it won’t speed up the process. Stop this habit and your heating system will thank you.

I should wait until my furnace breaks down before I replace it

Don’t wait until it’s too late! If your heating system is ten years or older and you’ve already called in your local repairman several times, it may be time to consider replacing your furnace. You don’t want to get stuck in the cold because of a malfunctioning unit, do you?

I should get a bigger furnace because it’s more effective

The bigger, the better! This is not always the case. The effectivity of a unit does not solely depend on its size. Decide which size of unit to purchase by considering factors, such as the size and design of your home, the type of ductwork you have, fuel type, and more.

I should not bother getting a heating tune-up

Just like any other system, an HVAC requires seasonal maintenance and tune-ups. Schedule a professional service to promote efficiency and prevent problems that may happen to your system in the future.

If you’re still living by these myths, then it’s time for a change. Improve your comfort experience and make sure you’re doing the right thing. At, Rockwall One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®we are happy to help you with all your HVAC concerns.