Myths are everywhere, including the world of HVAC. And since the last thing you want is to use this important component of your household based on unfounded ideas, today we debunk three common HVAC myths.
1. You Only Have to Change Your Filters Once a Year
As we have mentioned in previous blogs, changing your filters is one of the easiest and most useful HVAC maintenance tasks. There’s no hard-and-fast rule about how often you should change your filters. This depends on the model and make of your AC (it should be specified in your users’ manual) as well as the conditions of your unit. Whenever you notice that your system is failing to perform at its best, one of the first things you should do is to take a look at the filter.
2. Bigger Is Better
As is often the case with myths, here people apply an idea that is broadly true for most things but not when it comes to HVAC. Bigger is almost always better, right? We all want a bigger pizza, a bigger TV, a bigger house. The thing is that bigger is not always better when it comes to HVAC. A unit that’s too big will cool your house too quickly and unevenly, and as a result, it will cycle on and off constantly. This will cause your energy bills to spike and will create less comfortable conditions inside your home—precisely the opposite of what you want.
3. Routine Maintenance Is Not Necessary
Take a second to read the above statement carefully. Would you say the same about your car? The answer is no, and we all know why: Routine maintenance prevents your car from breaking down unexpectedly when you need it most. The same applies to your HVAC unit. Routine maintenance performed at least twice a year helps you solve potential problems and ensures that your system keeps you comfortable all year long.
More Air Conditioning Tips and Ideas
These are some previous posts you can check out for more ideas, and interesting facts about your air conditioning system:
- 9 Common HVAC Terms You Should Know
- 4 Benefits of programmable thermostats
- What does HVAC stand for? (and other useful ac terms)
- 4 New year’s resolutions to keep your AC running smoothly
- Is your AC leaking water? These may be the reasons
- How to decide whether you should repair or replace your AC
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