Rising energy costs are leading homeowners to look for ways to save money on their monthly heating and cooling bills. But there are a lot of HVAC myths out there that could be costing you more money.
Avoid unexpected high energy bills and don’t believe these four HVAC myths.
Myth 1: You don’t have to change air filters regularly
Air filters should be changed about once a month but check your system manual to see how often you should change your filters. Changing them regularly will help keep the air in your home free of allergens and debris.
Myth 2: Close air vents in unused areas
Closing air vents in unused rooms might seem like a good idea, but it could actually put more strain on your HVAC system. When air vents are closed, the air is trapped in the ducts, increasing pressure in your vents, which can cause your system to overheat. Keeping all vents in your home open is the more efficient choice.
Myth 3: Crank up the thermostat to quickly heat or cool your home
If your home is too warm or too cold, turning the thermostat up a lot higher or down a lot lower will not change the temperature any faster than expected, but it will increase your energy bills.
Myth 4: Schedule service only when your system stops working
Don’t wait until your system breaks down to schedule maintenance – your system should have routine maintenance twice a year. Regular maintenance can help prolong the life of your system and prevent unexpected breakdowns, therefore saving you money in the long run. After the hot Florida summer, now would be the perfect time to schedule your AC tune-up to ensure it’s working through the fall months.
Avoid these HVAC myths to keep your system running smoothly and save money on your heating and cooling costs. Schedule your next appointment online or give us a call at 941-751-2642.« What’s the Difference Between the AC Compressor and Condenser?