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5 Myths About HVAC Services

August 14th, 2020 by cverdone

HVAC Myths

HVAC systems are complex. They can include furnaces, air-conditioners, ventilators, air handlers, pumps, and ductwork to start. They can also include a lot of extras like air-purifiers and air filtration systems. It’s vital to have them serviced and to change their filters often to keep them running. There are a lot of common misconceptions about HVAC systems and their maintenance. We’re going to give you the facts about five of the most common myths about HVAC systems.

Myth: The larger the HVAC system, the better

This is not true. You need an HVAC system that fits the size of your home for it to remove humidity and heat. A larger HVAC system may not be able to treat the air. It will help if a professional HVAC installer looks to see what size system will work best for your home. Do this before deciding which one to install.

Myth: The best way to heat or cool your home is to adjust the thermostat

The thermostat is only part of the equation. It’s important to remember that an HVAC system must be functioning to cool or heat. Also, make sure your home has proper insulation. It is something that you can often overlook. If your HVAC system isn’t filtering the air, has leaks, or needs repairs, the thermostat will not work.

Myth: You only need to change your filter yearly

This myth can damage your HVAC system, especially if you have pets. Only changing the filter once a year causes your HVAC system to not be efficient. This can cause potential damage. We recommend changing your filter at least once a month.

Myth: You HVAC system only needs maintenance when it’s broken

Like going to a doctor for a check-up, it’s essential to have your HVAC system maintained. This helps to prevent problems later. Have a service technician check your HVAC on a regular schedule to prevent repairs. If your HVAC system is breaking, then it’s going to be a larger expense than maintenance would have been.

Myth: Leaks are easy to find.

Leaks are easy to miss for somebody who doesn’t know what to look for. Another benefit of regular maintenance is having them check for leaks. Leaks can cause the system to be less effective and work harder. Always have a technician check for leaks during regular maintenance. They’re someone who will think to check in places that you might overlook.
Call Thornton Heating Services today to schedule a maintenance or consultation.