In this article we will explain some of the largest misconceptions customers have about their HVAC systems.
1. Your HVAC Only Needs Service When Something Is Wrong
HVAC Maintenance is one of the easiest ways you can prevent expensive repairs. When you have your furnace and a/c maintenanced regularly, a trained professional will test, inspect, and clean your system. This means they can identify little problems before they become expensive repairs. Not only will this help you prevent costly repairs, it will also save you money on your energy costs.
2. The Biggest, Most Expensive System Is The Best
The most important thing when it comes to your HVAC system is that it is properly sized for your home. If it isn’t properly sized it will run inefficiently, cost you more money, and not be able to properly control humidity in your home.
3. You Only Need To Change Your Filter In The Spring And In The Fall
While sometimes is better than never, this couldn’t be further from the truth. We recommend changing your filter every 30 days. If you don’t have any pets or aren’t using your system as much (such as in the milder spring or fall days) you may not need to change it as often. However your system will run more efficiently (saving you money) and help prevent the spread of pathogens throughout your home when changed regularly.
4. Air Leaks Are Easy To Find And Repair
Some people think that air leaks are obvious to detect, but unfortunately this isn’t the case. Air leaks can be difficult to identify and even more difficult to repair. If they are able to be discovered, such as using an incense stick to see air movement, you may be able to use caulking or duct tape to seal these small leaks. However other more serious leaks will need to be identified and sealed by a pro.
5. The Best Way To Control Temps In Your Home Is With The Thermostat
A thermostat is designed to control the temperatures inside your home. However if you have larger issues at play, it will not be possible to properly control the temperature with the thermostat alone.
Poor insulation, dated duct layouts, faulty equipment, and improperly sized systems will ultimately have a huge impact on the temperature of your home - and your thermostat’s ability to maintain that temperature. Regular maintenance on your system is also a large contributing factor to the ability of your system and thermostat to run properly.
Only when all these things are properly taken care of and maintained will you be able to use the thermostat to properly control the climate within your home.
Taking Better Care Of Your HVAC System
If you’d like to get on the road to better care of your furnace and air conditioner, we’d be happy to help. We offer great options for people to take care of their equipment - from regular HVAC maintenance appointments, air purifiers, humidifiers, duct cleaning, and more. Let us know if you’d like to become a preferred maintenance customer and receive additional perks!