The HVAC Myths to Ignore
Posted on: October 21, 2017
When it comes to maintaining your HVAC system, there are a lot of misconceptions out there, so we wanted to clear the air. Some of these myths can not only waste your home’s energy but shorten your systems life, so below are just some of the HVAC myths every homeowner should ignore.
The Bigger the Unit the More Energy Efficient
When it comes to your HVAC system, you’ll want to make sure it’s the recommended size for your home or office. A unit that is too big will cycle on and off and become a significant energy waste, while groups that are too small will have to work overtime to get your home at its desired temperature.
Tune-ups are Useless
One of the best ways to ensure your HVAC system has a long and healthy life is by keeping up on its maintenance. An expert can spot things you normally wouldn’t be able to. A regular tune up will allow you to spot little issues that might become major in the long run.
Vents in Empty Rooms Should Be Closed
It might seem like it’s a way to stop unwanted air from wasting energy, but it’s terrible for your system. Closing unused vents could cause leaks and unneeded pressure in your ducts. So though it might seem like your system will use less energy, in the long run, it could cause a breakdown.
Filters Only Need to be Cleaned Once a Year
A clean filter will keep your air quality high, and your system at its economical best. Every air filter isn’t the same though, and you should check with your manufacturer’s requirements to see how often they should be changed. Neglecting your filters will cause your system to push air out twice as hard too. So keep your filters on a regular cleaning schedule.
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