1. MYTH: The thermostat controls the temperature
A lot of people believe that the thermostat controls the temperature of their house. Of course, this isn’t wrong, but this isn’t exactly right either. Here is why:
· Turning down the thermostat will not cool your home faster.
Even though the thermostat controls the temperature settings, your home might never even reach that temperature. When you set it to a particular temperature, the air conditioner will keep working until the thermostat detects that it has finally reached that temperature. So, when you turn down the system’s thermostat, the air conditioner will still run at the same rate. It is just forced to work longer than required.
· Even if you leave the air conditioner to run for hours, it can only reach the desired temperature if you have sufficient insulation, no air leaks and an extremely efficient HVAC system. If even one of these is lacking, your home may never reach your desired temperature.
2. MYTH: Air filters only need to be replaced once a year
Changing the air filters regularly is essential if you want to extend the life of your air conditioning system. Not only that, replacing your dirty and clogged filters will help in its function, which is keeping out the contaminating elements from the air, and make sure that the air flow into the house is not reduced. If you do not regularly clean as well as replace them when needed, it will lower the quality of the performance of your air conditioner.
3. MYTH: You should keep using your HVAC system until it stops working
A huge misconception about HVAC systems is that you should continue to use them until they give out. Regular maintenance of your HVAC system is a must, and if your system is outdated you should consider replacing it. You might think that there is no point in spending money on your system until there is a problem, but if you want it to last for a long time and remain efficient, it is important. Regular check-ups are crucial as they ensure that the system is always operating flawlessly, and a professional technician will be able to recognise any problems the system might be facing, even if it is minor. This ay, you can prevent bigger problems in the future, and save money on your electricity bills as well.
4. MYTH: The bigger the HVAC System, the better it is for your house
It is important to realize that bigger is not always better. In fact, bigger can even be worse sometimes. An oversized HVAC system means higher utility costs due to its constant cycling from on and off, and it might also end up short -cycling (shutting off repeatedly without completing the cooling cycle). It is also difficult to eliminate excess humidity because the water can fail to condensate in the coils. It’s good to have a professional to help you choose the appropriate HVAC unit for your home.
5. MYTH: HVAC systems have to stay covered in winter
HVAC systems are able to endure harsh weather conditions, like rain, snow, and high temperatures. Covering your system can actually do more harm than good. It might put it in a risk of being infected by rodents, who search to stay in a warm hideout. These rodents can cause severe damage to the wires in the system. A cover can also cause moisture to be trapped inside the unit, and that can lead to destructive mold.