If there’s one thing we’ve noticed at CBM Heating & Air, LLC, it’s that myths and misconceptions about heating and cooling systems are rampant. These myths can cause unnecessary stress and lead to costly mistakes. That’s why we’re here to debunk some of these myths and give you the facts about heating and cooling repair, maintenance, and installation.
Myth 1: You Only Need to Change Your Filters Once a Year
This is one of the most common myths. The truth is, you should be checking your filters much more frequently. If you’re using your system regularly, it’s best to check them every month. Dirty filters can reduce the efficiency of your system, increase energy costs, and even damage your unit.
Myth 2: The Bigger the HVAC System, the Better
Another common myth is that bigger is always better when it comes to your HVAC system. But bigger isn’t necessarily better in this case. In fact, an oversized system will cycle on and off more frequently, resulting in increased wear and tear, wasted energy, and temperature imbalances. A proper system size ensures efficiency and comfort.
Myth 3: It’s Cheaper to Keep the System Running than to Turn it On and Off
Some people believe that it’s cheaper to keep the AC running all day than to turn it on when you get home. But the truth is that the less your system operates, the less wear and tear it experiences, and the more energy you save. Thus, using a programmable thermostat is highly recommended.
Myth 4: All You Need for Heating and Cooling Repairs is a DIY Tutorial
While there are some minor tasks homeowners can handle
like filter replacements, complex repairs should always be done by professionals. Overlooking a small detail or making a minor error can quickly turn a small problem into a major (and costly) issue. Experts in handling heating and cooling repairs can save you time, money, and stress in the long run.
We hope that debunking these heating and cooling myths will help you stay informed, and maintain your system correctly. Always consult with professionals like us at CBM Heating & Air, LLC before making significant decisions about your heating and cooling system.