The Truth About Common HVAC Myths You Thought Were True
Have you ever heard a strange HVAC tip or trick from a friend or family member, and you just went with it, without fact-checking? It's okay, you're not alone. There are many myths about HVAC systems that have been circulating for years. But, it's time to debunk these myths and provide you with some useful tips and tricks to keep your HVAC system running smoothly. Here are some common HVAC myths you thought were true:
Myth #1: You Only Need to Change Your Filter Once a Year
This is one of the most common myths about HVAC systems that homeowners believe. The truth is, you should change your filter every 1-3 months, depending on your usage and the type of filter you have. A dirty filter can restrict airflow and make your HVAC system work harder than it needs to, which can lead to higher energy bills and premature system failure.
Myth #2: Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Saves Energy
Closing vents in unused rooms may seem like a good idea, but it can actually do more harm than good. Closing vents can create pressure imbalances in your HVAC system, which can lead to leaks, duct damage, and higher energy bills. Instead of closing vents, consider using a programmable thermostat to adjust the temperature in unused rooms.
Myth #3: Bigger HVAC Systems are Better
Many homeowners believe that a bigger HVAC system will provide better heating and cooling, but this is not always the case. An oversized HVAC system can lead to short cycling, which means that the system turns on and off frequently, leading to higher energy bills and premature system failure. It's important to have the right size HVAC system for your home to ensure maximum efficiency.
Myth #4: You Only Need to Service Your HVAC System When There is a Problem
Regular HVAC maintenance is essential to keep your system running efficiently and to prevent costly repairs. It's recommended to have your HVAC system serviced twice a year, in the spring and fall, to ensure that it's ready for the upcoming season.
Myth #5: You Can Install Your HVAC System Yourself
Installing an HVAC system is a complex process that should only be done by a licensed professional. Attempting to install your HVAC system yourself can lead to safety hazards, improper installation, and costly repairs in the future.
Now that we've debunked these common HVAC myths, it's time to schedule your HVAC maintenance appointment with American Weathermakers Inc. Our team of licensed professionals will ensure that your HVAC system is running efficiently and effectively. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.