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Home Heating Myths Debunked

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Home Heating Myths Debunked

There is one wives’ tale for almost everything – even your home heating! These mind-boggling myths have been around for a while now and there is no better time to debunk them than today.

We know you are always on the lookout for ways to save on home heating but these myths do nothing for you! In this week’s article, we will be talking about popular home heating myths – and debunking them in the process.

Myth no. 1: Duct tapes are best for sealing air ducts.

Despite its’ name, duct tapes do a lousy job at sealing air ducts shut. The adhesive on the tape tend to lose its ability to “stick” in dirty and dusty places – like your air duct. Opt for a more reliable sealant that’s more durable than a duct tape in order to prevent draft from penetrating through the spaces in between.

 

Myth no. 2: Cranking up your heating heats up the home faster.

When we are freezing to our bones, the most obvious choice is to crank up the heating for immediate warmth, right? Wrong. Keeping your heating at a stable temperature will warm up any space for the same amount of time as it would if you crank it up.

Also, cranking up your heating makes the system continuously increase the temperature, even after the desired warmth has been reached – a pretty inefficient way to consume energy if you ask us.

Myth no. 3: Space heaters can replace your furnace for cheaper.

Wrong. Gas furnaces are far cheaper to run compared to space heaters. Space heaters can do wonders in heating key areas and rooms – not your entire house. Keeping a few space heaters in some parts of your home and keeping your heating at a stable temperature is still the winning combination for energy efficiency.

 

Myth no. 4: Winterizing is demanding and expensive.

Although it can take a bit of work – winterizing doesn’t have to be tiring, if you do it right. There are tons of winterizing tips online that only require materials you might already have lying around and will take only a few minutes to complete.

Bookmark any home winterizing tips you find and go through them a day before you plan to take on the project. This would give you an idea on what to do first, what to buy and how long it will take you to finish.

When it comes to your furnace, trust only the experts at Twin Tech Heating & Cooling. Twin Tech Heating & Cooling provides expert maintenance and repair services in the greater Ontario Area. Pick up the phone and give us a call at 1.844.894.6832 today!

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by Rita, Scarborough on Twintech Heating and Cooling
We were so pleased with their service

When our old oil furnace finally broke down we decided it was time to finally convert to natural gas and finally install central air conditioning at the same time. Knowing it was going to be a significant investment for us, we wanted to make the right choice. Twintech came highly recommended by a friend and we were not disappointed. From the first contact with the salesperson, until the final touches on the installation, we were so pleased with their service. Everyone from the company was so friendly, efficient and a pleasure to deal with. Best of all, the cost was very competitive. We would certainly recommend Twintech to anyone requiring HVAC work in their home.

by Bob S, Pickering on Twintech Heating and Cooling
We found him to be friendly, conscientious & he left the work area clean!

Mitch from Twintech came out for our annual furnace inspection. We found him to be friendly, conscientious & he left the work area clean. We were also very impressed with the thoroughness of the job he did. This is the 2nd job we’ve had Twintech do for us & have been very happy with the results for each. We highly recommend this company. Thank you, Mitch, Dave & Greg.

by Brent L on Twintech Heating and Cooling
Very happy with the end result!

Work was done on schedule, professionally, according to quote and with minimal inconvenience to building users. Very happy with the end result. The only area for improvement from my experience - need more timely quoting process.

by Karen on Twintech Heating and Cooling
They stand by their products and are a pleasure to deal with!

The team was great! Very knowledgeable, professional and extremely helpful. A few days after install the unit didn’t seem to be working, user error, but within minutes of contacting them..on a Saturday.. a tech was on the phone troubleshooting with us. I highly recommend Twintech for your cooling or heating needs. They stand by their products and a pleasure to deal with.

by Rob on Twintech Heating and Cooling
Within a couple of hours, we had a new unit up and running!

During the hottest week in the summer our old A/C decided to call it quits. I called Twintech Heating & Cooling after receiving a referral from a family member; came highly rated for being an honest, family-run business, who appreciates their customers. Dave was able to accommodate my hectic schedule and book a late evening appointment to walk through the specifics. Greg and Mitch arrived exactly on time a few days later, were very polite and friendly, and within a couple of hours had a new unit up and running. I also received a follow-up call to ensure we were happy with the Amana.

by Linda Robinson on Twintech Heating and Cooling
I'm so glad I decided to go with Twintech!

They were on time and very professional. I'm so glad I decided to go with Twintech, thanks!

by Famcam1953 on Twintech Heating and Cooling
What was promised, was delivered at a cost-effective price point.

Timely and appreciated - this was during the hottest days this year when our Air and Furnace way.
Efficient. Professional. No BS or overselling. What was promised, was delivered at a cost-effective price point.
Down to earth.

by DG Sellers on Twintech Heating and Cooling
Professionally done and took care to cover all entry floors

Professionally done and took care to cover all entry floors to the house for the installers to remove the old furnace and install a new furnace.
I also made recommendations of the tankless water heater that we had installed and items to address. We did not know they also installed tankless water heaters.

by Bill, Pickering on Twintech Heating and Cooling
Proud to support this local company

Price was not the cheapest nor the most expensive of my quotes. It's the quality of the installation that makes for a good AC system. The twins' knowledge & professionalism was evident in the small details:
Very clean work. Greg made sure that the refrigerant level & temperature were correct. They reinstall the insulation & vapor barrier around the wall. The outside electrical cords were secured to the wall. Proud to support this local company. Thank you.

by Taz on Twintech Heating and Cooling
Arrived on time worked very efficiently and were very clean

Great team of guys came to do the work. Very professional. Arrived on time worked very efficiently and were very clean. They answered any questions we had without hesitation. The air conditioner works great and is so quiet. I highly recommend them and they don't try to up-sell anything right from the start.