Misconceptions about how HVAC systems supposedly work result in poor management of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Many take these misconceptions to heart because they believe that they are conserving energy and saving money. To get the most out of your HVAC system, you need to bust these three myths.
1. You don’t need a professional if nothing seems to be wrong
Often people avoid calling a professional because they believe the services are an unnecessary cost. It may seem like a great way to save a few bucks but only an expert can truly assess whether your HVAC system is indeed in good condition.
Your HVAC system needs regular maintenance to find out if there are any damages or issues that need attention. HVAC systems have many parts that are designed to work harmoniously. When there is an issue with one part, it affects the overall performance of your heating and cooling. When you don’t take care of issues that may seem small, they can escalate to a more severe problem that will cost more money at the end of the day. Regular maintenance protects you from unexpected costly repairs.
2. Replace your filters yearly
Your HVAC system pulls in air from the outside world. This means that airborne particles like grim, dust, and debris are bound to enter the system. This debris can build up over time leading you to need to replace your filters. Many think that filters can last an entire year and want to avoid the cost of doing more regular replacements.
When filters only get replaced once a year, it defeats the purpose of even having a filter. By the time twelve months have passed, the filter will be so dirty that the only things it is circulating through your house are the dust particles and other debris. Dirty air filters also make your HVAC system work harder. More energy will become necessary to get air circulating. If you want to maintain a healthy indoor environment regular maintenance and changing your filters will help. Work with a professional HVAC company to ensure you get the proper recommendations on the best filters.
3. Cool your home faster by lowering the temperature settings
This is one of the greatest myths. Reducing the temperature settings on your AC does not cool your home faster. The opposite is true. The HVAC system will have to work for longer to make your home more comfortable. When you turn on and set a given temperature, the system works towards reaching the desired indoor temperature.
Air conditioners are one of the most important systems in the home. In order to ensure you have a comfortable home, it is important to understand your HVAC system. Maintaining your HVAC system will help save you money in the long run. Don’t be afraid to reach out to an HVAC professional to get the best advice possible for your home. Contact Airco Service today to get a quote on maintenance or other services.