Common Myths vs HVAC Facts
Myth #1: You only need to change your filter once a year
Fact: This is not only a myth, but also a big mistake! While you’re using your HVAC system, you’ll want to change your filter every 30 days. The dirtier they get, the less efficiently they run.
Myth #2: The bigger the size of the AC, the better it is
Fact: Simply put, bigger is not always better when buying a new air conditioner. A too large system can waste money, energy and comfort, which is the exact opposite of what you want in your home.Myth #3: Leaving your AC on all day saves more money than turning it off while you’re away
Fact: The theory behind leaving it running is that the stable temperatures mean the air conditioner won’t have to work as hard. In reality, it always saves more energy to shut your system off.
Myth #4: Thermostat location doesn’t matter
Fact: The thermostat should be placed in an area that is easy to access, but not near a vent or window. Otherwise, it can create a false reading, pushing your HVAC system to work overtime and making your home uncomfortable.
Myth #5: I don’t need routine maintenance
Fact: It doesn’t matter how fancy or how expensive your system is, it still needs regular maintenance. Checking it can save you from major problems down the line.