HVAC myths

5 HVAC Myths Debunked

Your HVAC system works hard year round to keep you comfortable.  However, there are many misconceptions when it comes to your air conditioner and furnace. We want to help you separate fact from fiction in terms of servicing your HVAC system.

5 HVAC myths that simply aren’t true

MYTH #1: Filter changes are only required once a year.

BUSTED: While it is suggested to change the batteries in your fire alarm once a year, that is not the case for your air filter! It all depends on the type of filter you use, and how many pets you have in your home. Dust, grime and debris build up in your filter every day. Dirty filters reduce the airflow and make your system work harder. We suggest filter replacement every month, or more often if your household has pets.

MYTH #2: There’s no need to be concerned with routine maintenance.

BUSTED: You take your car in for regular maintenance and the same goes for your HVAC system. Don’t wait until it’s broken! You want your heater or air conditioner to run as efficiently as possible for as long as possible. It will actually save you money in the long run to maintain your HVAC system.

MYTH #3: Turning the thermostat down all the way cools your house faster.

BUSTED: There is no speed in your HVAC system –  it is either on or off. The system will work until it gets to the temperature set. By setting your thermostat lower than you want, you’re just making your HVAC system work longer than necessary.

MYTH #4: Bigger is better.

BUSTED: There are a lot of factors that go into selecting a new HVAC system. Buying a bigger system does not necessarily equate to better savings or more comfort. In fact, a system that’s too big will actually cost you more money in the long run. It will continually turn on and off, leaving you spending more money to operate it. Additionally, the usable lifespan of the unit will be reduced.

MYTH #5: It’s easy to find air leaks in your home.

BUSTED: While it is simple to look at windows and doors for air leaks, the biggest leaks in your home can be hard to find. Air leaks waste energy and can make your system inefficient. During your routine HVAC maintenance check, you can also ask for a leak check to ensure your system is running properly and efficiently.

What’s Next After Busting These HVAC Myths?

Just by learning more about these HVAC myths, you are now on your way to a more efficient HVAC system that will last longer and save you money.  Are you looking for a service company you can trust?  Team AIR-zona will see to it that your air conditioner or heater runs as efficiently as possible for as long as possible.  A/C and heating repairs and maintenance are part of the professional HVAC services we provide.  Call the honest and reliable technicians at Team AIR-zona to schedule a seasonal tune-up, quick repair, or even a FREE estimate for a new system.