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3 Myths about Heating

Heating a home has as many myths around it as anything else. We’ll address three of the most prevalent myths about heating that we encounter in our work. When you have questions about heating in Savannah, GA and want to get to the truth and the repairs you need, call us at AAction Air.

1. Setting your thermostat lower will always save you energy

While in theory, turning down your thermostat will save energy in heating your home, it actually depends on your heating system. With heat pumps, you want to be sure to use the electric resistance coils as little as possible, and letting your house cool down too much during the day might cause them to turn on to restore your home to a comfortable temperature when you get home. Thankfully, there are thermostats that are specially designed to work with heat pumps that take their unique operation in mind and allow you to save energy.

2. Heat pumps will not work effectively in winter

Heat pumps work both as air conditioners and heaters, but their efficiency rating for heating is lower than for cooling. However, unless you live in an area where the temperature drops far below freezing during the winter (certainly untrue for Savannah), you won’t notice a difference in the effectiveness of the heating from a heat pump.

3. Gas furnaces are dangerous

If this is rephrased to “Gas furnaces can be dangerous,” then it is no longer a myth. Any system that uses natural gas can pose a safety risk. However, hairdryers can be dangerous, as can toasters and electric holiday lights—if they are used incorrectly. The same applies to gas furnaces; if given proper maintenance and prompt repairs, a gas furnace poses no greater danger than an electric furnace or a heat pump.

AAction Air has many years of experience and a staff of NATE-certified technicians who know the truth behind the many myths surrounding home heating in Savannah. When you need repairs, maintenance, or simply advice, contact us: we’re available 24 hours a day.

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