HVAC Myths That Are Not True

HVAC Myths That Are Not True

Myths may be popular, but they are not always true. This applies in all walks of life, even when it comes to HVAC maintenance and use. HVAC myths exist because of the clamor for tips about ways to reduce the cost of operating, repairing, and maintaining them.

To help you sort out the truth from the fairy tales, here are some HVAC myths that we have debunked:

Myth 1: You can save more on AC bills if you set your thermostat to a higher temperature when you are not at home rather than turning it off.

Truth: The reality is that turning off your AC when you are not home actually does save you more than if you left it running a higher temp while you are away. What you need to do in order to come home to a comfortable abode that also saves you money on energy bills is to install a smart thermostat. This will allow you to set your AC to turn itself on at the right time every day. Set it for a few minutes or an hour before you are set to arrive. It can also turn itself off at a set time as well, even if you forget to do so when you leave, to ensure you don’t waste any energy.

Myth 2: You don’t need to change your filters that often. Once a year is enough.

Truth: If you want to save on energy bills, changing your filters two to three times a year is needed. The frequency is dependent on the kind of system that you have and on your particular situation. If you have pets that shed or live in an area that produces a lot of particulates (pollen, dust, etc.), you will want to change filters more frequently. When your filters get clogged, you will find yourself with problems such as higher energy consumption, respiratory ailments, and the need to repair your HVAC more often.

Myth 3: A bigger HVAC system is always the best choice.

Truth: Bigger isn’t always better, especially with your HVAC system. You should always choose a system that is just right for your needs. If your HVAC is undersized, it will run constantly and increase your utility bill. If your AC is too big for the room where it is being used, it will simply cycle on and off more frequently. This can lead to higher energy costs and the shortened lifespan of your system.

These are just a few of the myths that people believe when it comes to their HVAC. Believing in these and similar myths will cause you to waste energy and money on your utility bills and with your system. To avoid being misled by these myths, you should always consult with an HVAC expert. In Tulsa & Broken Arrow, OK, the company you can rely on to give you the lowdown on your AC is Air Solutions.

We offer a variety of cooling and heating services that include AC installation, AC repairs, and heating installation. We can also conduct home energy audits, help with air quality improvement, and give you advice that you need on your HVAC needs. To contact us, simply dial 918-288-0305 to schedule your consultation.