The heating season is in full swing and with it comes many misconceptions and myths we hear year after year. Today we want to bust some common furnace myths that we hear as trusted heating repair experts in Fort Collins. Remember – call us any time you have questions or are unsure!

  1. All furnace filters are the same. Buy whichever one is the cheapest! Wrong! Each furnace is designed with specifications for a certain type of filter. You can find your proper filter by checking your owner’s manual or giving us a call. The right furnace filter can improve your indoor air quality and save money because your furnace will operate efficiently.
  2. Furnace maintenance is a waste of time! False! While there are definitely ways to save money when it comes to your furnace, skipping out on maintenance is not one of them. Regular upkeep is the number one way to support your home comfort investment and to assist your unit in running its full life cycle safely and efficiently.
  3. You should always choose the cheapest estimate. False! Just because another company can do a job for less doesn’t mean you should work with them. When you select a service provider, you should look at the quality and standards of the company, and be sure that the services estimated are comparable.
  4. Cranking the thermostat is going to warm your home up faster. False! While we know it sounds plausible, cranking your thermostat up to a higher temperature causes your furnace to run longer to reach the higher temperature, in turn costing you more money.