There is no shortage of misinformation out there when it comes to maintaining your HVAC system.
Here we aim to bust some of those myths that can absolutely cause harm to your system and to your budget.
You’re okay to only change your filter once a year.
This is absolutely false, and many choose to believe it to justify the fact that they forget to do it. It’s understandable that this seemingly small maintenance task may slip your mind, so try to program it into your phone or write dates on your calendar to help you remember. Ideally, you’ll want to change your filter every 30 days while your HVAC system is in use. If you have several pets in your home, you may want to do it more frequently as they create a lot of dander and there is almost certainly loose fur floating around. Doing so will help prevent problems and enable your system to run more efficiently.
Bigger is better.
Some believe the larger their HVAC system is, the better it will be; that’s not necessarily the case. Your system should be suited to the size of your home. If it’s too big for your property, it will actually run less efficiently. Call on a HVAC professional to help you determine the appropriate size of system for your home.
Maintenance is only for breakdowns.
This is absolutely not true. In fact, regular maintenance can help to prevent costly repairs. Get on a plan with a trusted HVAC professional and you’ll save yourself money and stress in the long run.
You can diagnose air leaks yourself.
It may seem like an air leak in the home would be an easy find, but that’s not always true. Do yourself a favor and call an HVAC technician for help. They can pinpoint leaks and seal them properly to eliminate wasted energy.
Adjusting your thermostat is the best way to heat and cool your property.
This isn’t necessarily true. If your system isn’t functioning properly, the problem starts in diagnosing the issue. Your home may also need added insulation or leaks may need to be addressed. Regular maintenance can help reduce the chance of these issues arising.
You can always call on our HVAC technician professionals with any question you may have about your heating or cooling systems. We’re here for you and happy to assist in any way possible.