What Are Common Furnace Myths?

Jan 7, 2022 | Bexley, Blog, Furnace, Heating, Maintenance, OH, Ohio, Tips & Tricks, Winter

In the United States, the most common heat source for homes is our furnace, which means keeping your furnace maintained, your home warmed, and your utility bills low is a must in your household. However, there are many misconceptions when it comes to this. In this article, our HVAC experts at Bexley Heating & Cooling explain some of the most common myths about furnaces and the facts that can help keep your equipment in good condition and keep your home warm this winter.

Myth #1: Portable Heaters Are a Great Way To Heat Cool Spots in My Home

If your furnace is working correctly, your home should be distributing heat evenly. However, placing portable heaters where there are cold spots within your home could cause your heating utilities to increase. Instead of purchasing portable heaters, have your local HVAC expert technicians at Bexley Heating & Cooling inspect and diagnose why your furnace may not be distributing heat evenly throughout your home.

Myth #2: I Shouldn’t Replace My Furnace Until It Completely Breaks Down

Furnace Replacements at the very last minute can be dangerous and leave you with a cold home until you’re able to replace your older equipment. Preparing ahead of time and recognizing your heating equipment is about to retire can help save you from last-minute scheduling, costs, and inevitable damages. On the bright side, you will notice that investing in a newer furnace could potentially help save energy on your heating system and on your monthly utility costs. 

Myth 3: The Bigger the Furnace, the Better for My Home

Unfortunately, “the bigger, the better” does not apply when it comes to the size of a furnace for your home; in fact, you could be experiencing many problems if your furnace is too big. When picking out the perfect size furnace for your home, many factors come into play. The quality and size of your ductwork and the size and layout of your home will be the most significant factor when it comes to picking the right furnace for your home.  
With how complex heating equipment is to keep up with, it’s vital to have professionals you can rely on for all of your HVAC questions and needs.

Call Bexley Heating & Cooling today at (614) 924-7856, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!