Winters in Lancaster and Athens can be brutal, so it’s important to know what’s going on with your heating system. At David White Services, we’ve been providing comprehensive HVAC services for decades, so our team has a tremendous amount of cumulative knowledge about how heating systems work. Here, we’d like to explore three heating system myths so that you can make informed decisions.

1. Using a Fireplace Saves Money

Today, fireplaces are about creating a cozy atmosphere in your home, not about helping to heat it. Even when there is a roaring fire going in the fireplace, most of the home’s heat is still coming from the central furnace system, and using your fireplace is not going to lower your energy bills. If you do have a fireplace, make sure that it is inspected for safety.

2. Shutting off the Heat in an Empty House Saves Money

Even when no one is in the house, the heater needs to be on during cold weather. For starters, it consumes more energy to reheat a cold house than maintain warmth in an empty house. Secondly, if the heat is off in an empty house during winter, the pipes could freeze and break.

3. Winterizing is Expensive

It doesn’t cost much to take energy-saving measures such as hanging heavy drapes, weatherstripping doors and taping ducts. Taking these steps can dramatically lower your winter energy bills. Putting plastic film over the windows also helps, and using space heaters and electric blankets is often a good idea.

Since 1977, David White Services has been coming through with HVAC solutions for customers in Lancaster and the surrounding areas. We’re a family-owned business, and our goal is to build lasting business relationships on every job, not just try to make a fast buck. Our team has earned an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and our technicians know what they are doing. To learn more about how we can help you, give us a call at David White Services today.

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