Debunking Common Heating System Myths


When it comes to heating systems, there are numerous myths and misconceptions that often circulate. At Staab & Sons, Inc., we understand the importance of dispelling these myths to ensure homeowners make informed decisions about their heating needs. In this blog post, we’ll address some of the most common myths related to heating repair, furnace replacement, heater installation, and heating service.

Myth #1: Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Saves Energy

Many homeowners believe that closing vents in unused rooms can save energy by preventing heated air from entering those spaces. However, this is a myth. Closing vents can actually increase the strain on your heating system, causing it to work harder and potentially leading to premature failure.

Myth #2: Bigger is Always Better When It Comes to Furnaces

It’s a common misconception that a larger furnace will automatically provide better heating performance. In reality, an oversized furnace can lead to increased energy consumption, uneven heating, and shorter equipment lifespan. The key is to have a properly sized furnace that meets your home’s specific heating needs.

Myth #3: Annual Maintenance is Unnecessary

  • Regular maintenance is crucial for ensuring the efficient and safe operation of your heating system.
  • Neglecting annual maintenance can lead to decreased energy efficiency, higher utility bills, and potential safety hazards.
  • During a maintenance visit, our technicians will thoroughly inspect, clean, and tune-up your system to ensure optimal performance.

Myth #4: Cranking Up the Thermostat Heats Your Home Faster

Many people believe that setting the thermostat to a higher temperature will heat their home faster. However, this is not the case. Your heating system operates at a fixed rate, and cranking up the thermostat won’t make it work any faster. Instead, it will continue to heat your home at the same pace, potentially leading to energy waste and discomfort.


At Staab & Sons, Inc., we prioritize educating our customers and dispelling common myths surrounding heating systems. By understanding these misconceptions, homeowners can make informed decisions that promote energy efficiency, cost savings, and the longevity of their heating equipment. If you have any further questions or concerns, our team of experts is always ready to assist you.