At R. H. Witt, we understand that there are numerous myths and misconceptions surrounding furnaces and heating systems. As a leading provider of installation, service, and repair services, our mission is to educate homeowners and dispel these myths. In this blog post, we’ll address some common misconceptions and shed light on the truth.

Myth: Closing Vents Saves Energy

Many homeowners believe that closing vents in unused rooms can save energy and reduce heating costs. However, this is a widespread misconception. Furnaces and heating systems are designed to work with a specific amount of airflow, and closing vents can disrupt this balance. When vents are closed, the system has to work harder to maintain the desired temperature, leading to increased energy consumption and potential damage to the system.

Myth: Bigger is Always Better

When it comes to furnaces and heating systems, the notion that “bigger is better” is a common fallacy. Oversized systems are not only more expensive to purchase and install, but they also operate inefficiently. An oversized furnace or heating system will cycle on and off more frequently, leading to uneven heating, increased wear and tear, and higher energy bills.

Myth: Annual Maintenance is Unnecessary

One of the most dangerous myths is the belief that furnaces and heating systems do not require regular maintenance. Just like any other mechanical system, furnaces and heating systems require periodic inspections and servicing to ensure optimal performance, safety, and efficiency. Neglecting annual maintenance can lead to breakdowns, increased energy consumption, and even potential safety hazards.

At R. H. Witt, we prioritize customer education and strive to provide accurate information to homeowners. By debunking these myths, we hope to empower our clients to make informed decisions about their furnaces and heating systems. Remember, investing in regular maintenance and seeking professional advice can save you money, increase comfort, and ensure the longevity of your heating system.