Saturday, March 28, 2015

5 Energy Efficient Myths Busted!

Are you gullible?

Will you believe anything people tell you?

Have you ever accepted someone’s advice and ended up paying more than they said it would originally cost?

We all fall for good sales presentations from time to time. It may be because we think there is a better solution out there than the one we’ve thought of already. However, in many cases you should just stick with what you know rather than go with what you heard from your best friend because you don’t know where they got their information. At the very least, you can do your research on how to save energy and put the savings in your pocket.

We’ve cracked the 5 common myths out there about how to save energy, including these: 

Myth 1: Turning your heat off while you’re away can help you save more money.
heating and cooling in Ann Arbor

Fact: By completely turning off your system you risk having frozen pipes and having it take longer for your home to heat up to a comfortable temperature. An easy solution could be to try a programmable thermostat, so you can schedule when you want the temperature to be lower or higher. 

Myth 2: Wood burning fireplaces reduce heating costs.

Fact: Fireplaces are there mostly for the ambiance they offer. Furnaces are designed to heat larger areas throughout your home, whereas fireplaces are usually meant to warm their immediate surroundings. This is because furnaces are equipped with the technology to distribute heat evenly throughout your home.

Myth 3: Space heaters use too much energy.

Fact: Space heaters are a great option for anyone with a poorly insulated house or no central heating system. It’s important to do your research when you’re looking for a space heater, because they’re all not the same and have various specific uses.

Myth 4: Having cold floors is normal.

Fact: Having a cold floor could be a sign that your house is poorly insulated and needs some work reinforcing air seals. 

Myth 5: Weatherizing homes is expensive.

Fact: Weatherizing homes is as easy as buying heavier drapes for the windows, using heavier blankets on the beds, and using ceiling fans on a low setting so your heat gets pushed back down.

Have you heard any of these myths? Are there any others that you heard of that people should know about, but we didn’t mention? Please let us know by commenting below.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed With Heating & Cooling in Ann Arbor

Call us today at 734-424-9555 to schedule an appointment. We’ll measure your home and survey your needs to recommend the correct heating and cooling in Ann Arbor to maximize your comfort. We have a commitment to providing you excellent service. In fact, we put our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for equipment and all services in writing!

No comments:

Post a Comment