Understanding your HVAC system is essential, but we get it, HVAC jargon is a foreign language to most. That’s what we’re here for; we want to help you understand the basic information about your heating and cooling system, so that you can get the most out of it.
Based on internet research and conversations with customers we found the 4 most common HVAC myths and are here to bust them.
#1 Air Filters Don’t Need To Be Changed Regularly
This is a common misconception and there are a lot of different factors that determine what regularly means for your home, but for most homes filters should be changed every month.
Clogged air filters can lead to lack of airflow causing your HVAC system to use more energy and can actually cause your entire system to fail. It is HIGHLY important to change your filter regularly.
We recommend using the 30 day throwaway filters – they’re less expensive and don’t restrict airflow from the thickness of the filter.
#2 My System Doesn’t Require Regular Maintenance
Many people believe the old saying “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it”; however, this phrase should not apply to your heating and cooling system. You wouldn’t say that about your car when it’s due for an oil change or the tires need to be rotated, so you shouldn’t skip the HVAC maintenance.
Many times there can be low-lying issues in your system that can be fixed before they cause major damages. Some leaks can be fixed before growing too large, but if you don’t have a preventative maintenance done, nobody is checking on your system.
Preventative maintenances are in place to help you save money, prevent major issues and lengthen the life of your system.
#3 The Bigger The System The Better It Works
A lot of homeowners believe that bigger systems will cool and/or heat their house faster and better, but this is not true. If your system is oversized it can cause it to cycle constantly and waste your energy and money. On the flip side if your system is undersized it can cause your system to overwork.
Oversized systems will also cause more humidity and will make the air in your home more uncomfortable.
#4 I Can Fix My HVAC Unit On My Own
We all know YouTube videos exist and everyone is an HVAC repairman in their spare time, but unless you want to possibly cause major damage to yourself or your home it’s best to contact a specialist. We specialize in diagnosing and repairing heating and cooling issues, so that you don’t have to try and perhaps cost yourself even more money in repairs by damaging your system even more.