Common HVAC Myths You Need to Stop Believing
During the summer, most people would keep their cooling system running all day, every day. Because of this, a lot of people are looking for ways to reduce their energy bills while staying comfortable inside their homes. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths circulating around that it’s hard to separate facts from misconceptions.
Here are 4 common HVAC myths you need to stop believing.
If it’s not broken, there’s no need to call in a professional – FALSE!
Most people don’t give their Boulder HVAC system much thought until something goes wrong. Just like your car, your HVAC is a complex system that needs annual tune-ups.
During the summer, the last thing you want is a malfunctioning AC. To keep it working efficiently, we recommend that you call in a professional at least once a year. By having your HVAC system checked and inspected every year, you can prevent inconvenient, expensive breakdowns.
Closing the registers in unused rooms can help you save money – FALSE!
A lot of homeowners are tempted to close the air registers in rooms they aren’t using in the hopes of saving money. However, shutting off registers in unused rooms does not improve energy efficiency. It affects the system’s intake and blowing the air, so the system becomes out of balance. This will put added strain on your system and increase energy cost.
Leave all the vents open, even in rooms that are not being used. This way, air can circulate throughout your home at a balanced rate.
Dial the thermostat all the way down to cool the house faster – FALSE!
If you’ve been told that setting the thermostat all the way down will help make your home cool faster, then you’ve fallen victim to HVAC myth. You won’t reach the temperature faster by moving the thermostat all the way up or down. Regardless of how high or low the temperature is set, your HVAC system cools or heats your home at a steady pace.
Air filters don’t need to be changed on a regular basis – FALSE!
A dirty air or clogged air filter reduces airflow. This pushes your Boulder HVAC system to work harder than usual; thus, leaving you with an expensive energy bill. To ensure optimal functioning of your HVAC system, we highly recommend that you change your air filters every 30 to 90 days. Make sure, though, that you check your air filters every month and change them when they’re dirty.