A properly running HVAC system is a top priority for most homeowners and business owners. But there are still misconceptions and misunderstandings on how to best ensure your system is in top shape.
Similar to the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, the following five myths have caused confusion for many years.
1. Moving the thermostat all the way up or down will raise and lower the temperature faster.
Not true! A thermostat does not work harder or faster if you raise or lower it, just as an elevator will not move any quicker if you push the button over and over.
2. A thermostat’s location does not affect heating and cooling.
Wrong! Thermostats read the temperature of the area immediately around it. If a thermostat is too close to a heat source like a window or fireplace, then it may provide an inaccurate read of the room.
3.Routine maintenance is not necessary.
Untrue! You wouldn’t drive your car for thousands of miles without changing the oil, so why would you treat your home system any differently. HVAC units need to be maintained on a regular basis to ensure they are running efficiently.
4. Service agreements are a waste of money.
False! Large system malfunctions can be avoided with proper maintenance. A preventative maintenance agreement with an expert HVAC company like H.A. Sun is a small price to pay for peace of mind.
5. The bigger the air conditioner, the better it will cool my house.
Nope! A larger HVAC system does not mean better comfort. It’s important to have a properly sized system otherwise your system will cycle on and off and create high humidity in your home. A system that is too small will run for longer than necessary and drive up your energy bill.