If you own a home, you’ve probably received plenty of home maintenance tips from well-meaning friends and family members over the years—but how true or effective are they really? From which gutter filter works best to the best way to clean your roof, there’s a lot of misinformation out there. Today, Gutter Helmet® of Eastern NY debunks common myths about home maintenance.
Myth 1: Turning Off Your Air Conditioner When You Leave Your Home Saves Energy
Turning off your air conditioner on a hot day makes your home heat up inside. So when you turn it back on, your air conditioner will have to work overtime to cool your interior again. Experts recommend turning your thermostat up or down by 5-10 degrees when you leave your home to save the most energy.
Myth 2: Gutter Guards Require Zero Maintenance
Although gutter guard and gutter cap products promise to keep your gutters clog-free, some of them require ongoing maintenance from you to operate properly. Unless you install Gutter Helmet—which is the only product on the market with a Never Clean Your Gutters Again® guarantee—you will still need to do a little bit of work. Many products aren’t capable of keeping small debris like pine straw and seeds out, so you’ll still need to clean your gutters yourself periodically. With Gutter Helmet, this isn’t a problem.
Myth 3: Stone Countertops Are Indestructible
Stone countertops are often praised for their durability, but rocks aren’t completely indestructible. Marble, for instance, scratches and stains easily. When it comes into contact with acidic substances like lemon juice and soda, a cloudy, dull spot could form through a process known as etching. While marble and quartz won’t crack when exposed to heat from a hot pot, direct heat can result in discoloration. Granite is considered to be the best stone option as it doesn’t stain or scratch.
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