It’s just about time to get those heating systems fired up. After all, we’re almost through October and temperatures are beginning to take a dip. With that said, there are lots of myths out there when it comes to keeping your house cozy all fall and winter long and we don’t want you to fall victim to anything out there that’s untrue. See below for a few common heating myths that could leave you in a world of trouble: Myth #1: Cranking up the thermostat to a higher temperature will heat your house faster. No matter what temperature you set your thermostat to, it will take the same amount of time for your house to warm up. We advise against doing this at all costs because higher temperatures will only cause your bill to rise, especially if you forget to turn the temperature down later on. Myth #2: Using a space heater in certain rooms of the house will save you money. In most areas, the cost of electricity is actually higher than the cost of gas. In reality, it can cost your three to five times more to heat your house with an electric space heater than it would to heat the same amount of space with your gas furnace. Myth #3: My home has plenty of insulation so I never need to worry about air leaks. While it’s vital to make sure your home is properly insulated, this does not mean you’re completely in the clear when it comes to air leaks. It’s always a good idea to check on windows and doors and look for cracks or gaps in your home’s foundation to make sure cool air isn’t pouring in and warm air isn’t leaking out. Myth #4: Ceiling fans should only be used in the spring and summertime. This statement couldn’t be any more false. In fact, we recommend using your ceiling fan all winter long, but there is a catch. Be sure to flip the switch so the fan blades spin in reverse. This will help bring warmer air that has risen to the ceiling back down to the living spaces of your home. It’s not fun to have a problem with your heating system. You don’t want to think about it. You just expect to be comfortable, warm and cozy on cold winter nights. And that’s where we come in! Give the heating experts at Rusk Heating & Cooling a call today to schedule an appointment.