What Are Common Furnace Myths?


There is no better start to a new year than revealing the truth behind common furnace myths Ohio residents have heard over time. However, information is spreading quickly about different, cost-effective ways to maintain your home’s furnace, making it difficult for homeowners to determine the most helpful and truthful tips versus what would harm your equipment and your home. You may be shocked to learn how many myths can be deceiving. Luckily, our experts at Mount Washington Heating & Cooling enlighten us on some of these topics below:

Should I Keep On Fixing My Old Furnace?

Routine visits are always great for your furnace, but if you’re giving your local HVAC contractor a call more often than not, it may be time to say goodbye to your old equipment. The older your furnace gets, the less efficient it will run, and more issues are likely to arise as well. So quit going month after month repairing your old furnace; our expert technicians at Mount Washington Heating & Cooling are always one call away from installing a new one!

Do I Need a System Tune-up If My Furnace is Already Working Well?

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to buy something and not have to maintain or do anything to keep it in good condition? Unfortunately, most big investments don’t have that luxury, especially your furnace. Nevertheless, keeping up with your furnace is imperative for a homeowner, so it is always a good idea to keep up with HVAC expert recommendations for maintenance and tune-up services.

Is Bigger Equipment Better For My Home?

Unfortunately, the saying “the bigger, the better” does not apply to residential furnaces. Oversized home heating systems will heat your home too quickly and will short cycle at the same time. As a result, you will use much more energy to meet your home heating needs. With the help of our knowledgeable technicians at Mount Washington Heating & Cooling, they will find an energy-efficient furnace that best fits your home and heating needs at the best price, guaranteed.  

Will Setting My Thermostat Higher Heat My Home Faster?

As accurate as this may sound, it is not true at all. Setting the temperature higher on your thermostat will not heat your home any faster because your furnace delivers heated air at a consistent rate. Instead, your system will consume more energy and operate longer to achieve the temperature you want in your home. Our experts suggest setting the temperature between 70-72 degrees Fahrenheit for your desired temperature in order to avoid unnecessary issues and unexpected breakdowns.

By knowing the truth behind these common furnace myths, homeowners can now feel more prepared for the rest of the winter season and for years to come! If you have any questions about issues with your furnace or require HVAC services, our experts at Mount Washington Heating & Cooling can tackle any of your home heating problems, no matter the scope or size. Call us today at (513) 655-5115, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!

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