Some ideas are so widely believed they don’t even cause a second thought. Although often true, such common wisdom may be based on outdated or false information. Popular misconceptions about energy use can reduce home comfort and raise utility bills. Listed below are five energy myths that may be costing you.
If you set the thermostat higher or lower it will heat or cool a room faster.
No matter what the thermostat setting, air conditioners and furnaces work at the same speed. As a matter of fact, more energy may be wasted as the system continues to run to reach the further set point.
If you leaving the lights on it uses less energy than turning them on and off.
In most instances, the small surge of power needed to turn a light on is much less than the power that is wasted by leaving it on when it’s not needed. In fact, MythBusters busted this myth in one of their…
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