It’s April, but we’re not fooling around at MoreVent! We want our customers to be well informed and educated about all things HVAC. In the world of HVAC, many myths have circulated, so we’re here to debunk some of the most common ones.
Myth 1: You only have to change your filter once a year
A dirty filter clogs the system and reduces air flow. This means your system will have to work harder and longer to pump air throughout your home. This means more tune-ups and repairs and eventually a full HVAC system replacement which can be costly.
Myth 2: Turning your A/C off when you leave the house is a waste of energy
There is a common misconception that turning the temperature of your air conditioning down when you leave will save you money when in reality it will not. When you leave your home for an extended period of time, it’s best to turn it off completely.
Myth 3: The Bigger the HVAC system the better
If you get a system that’s too large, it’ll constantly be cycling on and off. This means it will be operating more frequently which means it will need repairs sooner. In the long run, its lifespan will not be as long as a unit that was properly sized.
Myth 4: The thermostat’s location doesn’t affect heating and cooling
If you place your thermostat too close to vents, radiators, or windows, it could cause the system to run longer or shorter than needed. It’s best to have your thermostat centrally placed in your home.
Myth 5: An energy-efficient unit will automatically reduce my bills
A new unit is a great place to start, and in most cases, you should see some reduction in your monthly bill. However, if you don’t, it could be caused by leaky window/door seals, poor insulation, unkept ductwork, etc. So, it’s always best to have an HVAC professional come out and inspect your whole system to look for any deficiencies.
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