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5 Myths About HVAC Services

August 14th, 2020 by cverdone

HVAC Myths

HVAC systems are complex and 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 essential to have them serviced and change their filters regularly to keep them running smoothly and efficiently. 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 and assumptions regarding HVAC systems.

Myth: The larger the HVAC system, the better

This belief is not true. You need an HVAC system that fits the size of your home for it to properly remove humidity and heat effectively. A larger HVAC system may not be able to treat the air correctly. It will help if a professional HVAC installer assesses what size of the HVAC system will work best for your home 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 correctly to cool or heat properly. Also, making sure your home is insulated correctly is something that can be easily overlooked. If your HVAC system isn’t filtering the air efficiently, has leaks, or needs maintenance then the thermostat will be ineffective.

Myth: You only need to change your filter yearly

This myth can be potentially damaging to your HVAC system, especially if you have pets. Only changing the filter once a year causes your HVAC system to run inefficiently and 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 regularly maintained to prevent problems later. Having a service technician check your HVAC on a regular schedule can prevent costly repairs in the future. If your HVAC system is broken, then it’s likely going to be a larger expense than regularly scheduled 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 having regular maintenance by a technician is having them check for leaks. Leaks can cause the system to run less effectively and work harder. Always have a technician check for leaks during regular maintenance, as 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.