We are putting some heat on these air conditioning myths so you don’t freeze your wallet!
Extreme weather doesn’t have to mean higher utility bills. Don’t fuel the fire of bad information—keep your HVAC system 100% safe and efficient.
- FICTION: CLOSE YOUR VENTS IN ROOMS YOUR NOT OCCUPYING
FACT: It almost feels like common sense to close the vents to rooms you don’t need air conditioned, but your furnace distributes air equally throughout your home no matter what. Closing the vents to unused rooms only makes your heating and cooling system work harder and less efficiently— keep them open to keep air flowing freely.
2. FICTION: SETTING YOUR THERMOSTAT BACK WHEN YOUR NOT HOME SAVES ENERGY.
FACT: Studies have shown setting your thermostat back more than 6 degrees when your away doesn’t really save money. When your HVAC system starts back up it has to work harder and sometimes longer to bring the house back to the desired temp. Smart thermostats have a feature that gradually works it’s way to temp over a period of time, rather than all at once.
3. FICTION: IT’S NORMAL TO HAVE COLD FEET
FACT: Having cold floors in the winter means your home isn’t well-insulated, allowing the hot air you pay for to get out. Check the sealing around doors and windows, crawlspace, or hire a professional to properly seal your home so you can walk around comfortably.
4. FICTION: RUN YOUR SYSTEM INTO THE GROUND
FACT: If your old furnace or air conditioner is breaking down, you might be tempted to just replace the bad parts until it finally quits. Replacing a heating and cooling system may seem expensive up front, but creating a frankenfurnace only causes your old system to work less efficiently and drive up your power bills. Find a new HVAC system that runs on less energy and fits your family’s budget.
5. FICTION: MAINTENANCE ISN’T MANDATORY
FACT: Don’t let small problems turn into large bills. If you don’t schedule maintenance for you heating or cooling system, it will eventually schedule it for you by breaking down. We can help fix any issues you might have with your furnace or A/C, and you can schedule seasonal maintenance to keep your system running at its peak year-round.
6. FICTION: CHANGING YOUR FILTER ISN’T A BIG DEAL
FACT: Not changing your air filter affects both your heating and cooling system. Restricting airflow causes your equipment to work harder and longer. A clogged filter can cause a furnace to over heat or a cooling system to freeze up, both further damaging the unit and shortening the overall lifespace of your system.
7. FICTION: BUY CHEAPER, IT’S ALL THE SAME
FACT: All brands are not created equal and the cheapest price is never the lowest cost. Heating and Cooling systems are the only house hold item where the manufacturing process is finished inside the home. Using quality materials and textbook installation techniques will save you time and money in the long run compared to frequent breakdowns and early replacement caused by improper installation.