You may be tempted to crank up the heat during the cooler months in your Prosper, Texas, home to keep you warm and toasty, but this is sure to increase your energy bills. Fortunately, there are several tips you can follow to stay warm and save money at the same time. However, distinguishing tips from myths can be a bit confusing. Here’s a look at winter heating myths you need to know.

Turn Up the Heat When It’s Cold Outside

Your furnace is meant to control the temperature inside, not outside. Just because it gets colder outside, it doesn’t mean you need to turn the thermostat up. If you leave it at 72 degrees, it should stay at this temperature regardless of what it is outside.

Leave the Heat On to Avoid Cycling On and Off

Many people will set the furnace to stay on around the clock to keep the system from cycling on and off. The problem with this is that the furnace is still heating the home when no one is there.

There’s no need for this. Investing in a programmable thermostat is a great way to remedy this problem. You can set the temperature to automatically adjust for when you will and won’t be home. You can save a considerable amount of money with a programmable thermostat.

Furnace Is Going Bad Because It’s Not Keeping the House Warm

The last myth you need to be aware of is that your furnace is going bad because it’s not keeping the house warm. There could be many minor issues causing this. Take for example the air filter being dirty. This can impede airflow, making it harder for the furnace to heat the home. A professional HVAC contractor can inspect the system to see if a simple repair or a furnace upgrade can be made to fix the problem.

Taylormade Heat and Air specializes in a variety of furnace installation and repair services. Call us at 469-212-9732 to discuss your heating needs for a comfortable winter season.Image provided by Shutterstock