3 Common Myths About Your Home HVAC
As your comfort specialists and your trusted technicians, it is our job to service your equipment, but it’s our pleasure to keep you informed so you can get the most out of your heating and cooling system.
MYTH #1 – Bigger is Better
When it comes to home comfort, this is not the case at all. The only viable way to know what size your house needs, it to perform a thorough heat loss/heat gain analysis that considers many specific construction elements of the house you live in like square footage, window size and direction, insulation, etc. A furnace or AC that is too big would be turning on and off more frequently which could lead to an early wear on parts and difficulty controlling humidity in the home. While a furnace or AC that’s too small will have to run for long periods of time and may not be able to distribute the amount of warm or cool air you’re looking for.
Although the size of furnace or AC is predetermined by the heat loss/heat gain analysis, the type, cost, and manufacturer is completely up to you. Our Comfort Advisors will guarantee you get the proper size unit based on the heat loss/heat gain analysis when you book a free in-home consultation for a new furnace or air conditioner.
MYTH #2 – I Only Need To Change My Filters Once A Year
More often than not, technicians run into different many different inquiries about breaks and build-ups from homeowners who may not understand the importance of keeping a clean air filter. A dirty air filter can effect airflow causing your heating and cooling system to work harder, it no longer cleans the air as effectively, and isn’t the best for your health.
What many homeowners do not realize is that not only does the filter collect pollutants from inside, but also from air being pulled in through your air conditioner unit outside. Depending on how many people live in the home, if you have any pets, and the rate of your home airflow, on average, a furnace filter should be changed every 3 months. 1″ filters are common, however we also install 5″ filter racks for improved indoor air quality. Ask us which filter is right for you.
MYTH #3 – I Don’t Need To Maintain My HVAC System
Furnace and air conditioner maintenances are similar to changing the oil in your car. The major difference is you should never perform a maintenance on your furnace or air conditioner yourself. Licensed technicians earn their license by taking on an obligation with Technical Safety And Standard Authority to keep you as safe as possible and report anything that could pose a risk.
Not performing regular maintenance checks or attempting to maintain your systems yourself can result in dangerous health risks including carbon monoxide build up in the home, gas leaks, and more. It’s best to leave it to the professionals. Booking a maintenance once a year could save you energy and save your life. Talk to us to set up automatic maintenances and protection plans for all around piece of mind.
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