Debunking Myths About Furnace Installation and Repair

When it comes to heating systems, there are numerous myths and misconceptions that can mislead homeowners. At Staab & Sons, Inc., we take pride in providing accurate information and top-notch services. In this blog, we’ll debunk some of the most common myths surrounding furnace installation and repair.

Myth 1: Bigger is Always Better

Many homeowners believe that installing the largest furnace available will ensure optimal heating performance. However, this is a common misconception. An oversized furnace can lead to inefficient operation, frequent cycling, and uneven heating. Proper sizing is crucial to ensure energy efficiency and comfort.

Myth 2: HVAC Maintenance is Unnecessary

Another widespread myth is that furnaces and HVAC systems don’t require regular maintenance. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Regular maintenance not only extends the lifespan of your system but also ensures optimal performance, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality.

Myth 3: Duct Tape is Suitable for Ductwork

Despite its name, duct tape is not the ideal solution for sealing ductwork. Over time, the adhesive can dry out and fail, leading to air leaks and reduced efficiency. Professional HVAC technicians recommend using specialized duct sealants and materials designed for this purpose.

Myth 4: Closing Vents Saves Energy

Many homeowners believe that closing vents in unused rooms can save energy. However, this practice can actually increase energy consumption and strain your HVAC system. It’s best to keep vents open and let the system operate as designed.

By debunking these myths, we hope to provide homeowners with accurate information and help them make informed decisions about their heating systems. At Staab & Sons, Inc., we prioritize education and transparency to ensure our customers receive the best possible service and results.