True or false? about heating and cooling
There is no shortage of myths about the different ways that you can save money and use energy more efficiently in your home. In this post, we plan on debunking many of the most common misconceptions associated with heating and cooling.
Here we go…
True or False? You should always keep your home at a constant temperature so that your heating system will work more efficiently.
False. You’ll actually save money by lowering the temperature in your home while you’re asleep or when nobody is in the house.
True or False? Adding extra insulation to your attic or basement will help your home stay warmer and also help prevent air from escaping through your windows.
True. Insulating one part of your home will NOT cause air to leak from other areas. Adding any extra insulation will keep your home closer to the desired temperature.
True or False? Your home will heat up faster if you turn the thermostat up really high.
False. It will take the exact same amount of time to heat your home – no matter what level you set your thermostat.
True or False? Ceiling fans do not actually cool the room.
True. No fan will actually cool the temperature of the air. Fans work by making the body feel cooler, which is an effect of the evaporating moisture on the surface of the skin.
True or False? A furnace filter that works very efficiently and effectively must be changed more often.
True. More harmful particles will catch on to a filter made with denser material. This will keep these harmful particles from entering the air in your home. The more effective your filter, the faster it will get full of particles and need to be changed. Here’s a helpful hint – change your filter every 30 days to keep a desirable air quality.
And there you have it! You’re practically an HVAC expert. Now go out there and spread the word.