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Three Myths About Heating Your Home—Debunked!
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Three Myths About Heating Your Home—Debunked!

The heating industry is filled with conflicting information. From arguments over shutting A/C units off in the winter to thoughts on closing up vents, it’s hard to know what’s true and what’s false—what helps your home or harms it, in other words!

Air Quality Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., your Anoka providers of furnace services and cooling, are here to help and clear the air. Below, we’ll dive into a few common myths surrounding keeping your home cozy and bring you the true facts.

Closing Vents = Less Money Spent

It seems quite simple, right? If you’re never in that old back room, it doesn’t make sense to heat it—so you close the vent in the wall and move on with your life. That hot air that used to be funneled there will just go elsewhere. Wouldn’t you be saving money?

Not quite! Because your furnace was installed with the assumption that you’d use all of your home, thus requiring your system to heat every room, it is designed to do just that—and only that. Closing vents can actually cause pressure buildup which will lead to you needing a furnace repairman to deal with the consequential leaks. What’s worse, it’s hard to know when leaks are about until you see your sky-high monthly energy bill!

Let your heating system flow and keep your vents open. Your HVAC system and pocketbook will thank you.

Space Heaters Fix Cold Spots Efficiently

While we admit it’s lovely to cozy up to a space heater when the weather cools, they’re not that great at warming an entire room—that’s your HVAC system’s job! Space heaters can be pricey to run, for one, and they also pose a fire hazard under the right circumstances; just ask the National Fire Prevention Association, who claims that “space heaters make up four out of five home heating fire deaths.”

The safer and more economical solution is to get heating service out to your property ASAP to permanently fix your furnace’s problems.

A Running Furnace Is a Healthy Furnace

Never wait until something goes wrong to get in touch with an expert. Losing complete furnace operation in the middle of winter isn’t just an inconvenience—it’s downright dangerous. Plus, just because your furnace is running doesn’t mean it’s working as efficiently as it could be. Anything from the wrong filter to debris could cause your energy bills to hike. We always recommend preventative furnace services instead of emergency ones.

Contact Air Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. and Ensure Healthy HVAC

Our Anoka team of HVAc contractors is here to make sure your home stays at its comfiest—even if the weather outside is anything but. Give us a call today at 763-753-6623.

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