Let’s Bust Some Popular Myths About HVAC Maintenance

June 21, 2024

HVAC maintenance can be one of the most confusing things about owning a home – often, you’ll get conflicting advice from different people you know. However, taking good care of your home’s temperature regulation system is essential to its longevity. We’ve busted some of the most common myths we hear about heating and air conditioning maintenance so you can make more informed decisions for your home. 

Myth #1: Turning Up the Heat Will Warm Your Home Faster

When you get home, and your home is freezing, it’s natural to want to warm up as soon as possible. However, many folks think that cranking up the thermostat all the way will take the chill out faster.

In fact, you’re only making your furnace work harder—it won’t actually speed up the process. You’ll drain excess energy and put unnecessary strain on your heater. If your furnace is in good condition, it shouldn’t take too long for your home’s temperature to rise to a comfortable level.

Myth #2: You Only Need Air Filter Changes Once a Year

Clean air filters are essential. Clogged filters put excess pressure on your HVAC system, lowering your energy efficiency and creating a higher risk of breakdowns.

Contrary to popular belief, an annual air filter change isn’t sufficient. Have your AC repair technician swap them out at least once every 90 days (more if you have pets) for optimal airflow and reduced strain on your system.

Myth#3:  You Don’t Need HVAC Maintenance Until Something Breaks

Your HVAC is a complex system that is running – most likely – on a weekly basis. With regular use, dust builds up, components need tune-ups and parts may need to be replaced.

Scheduling an annual AC maintenance appointment is the best way to prevent these minor tasks from turning into major problems.

Myth #4: Larger HVAC Units are Better

A bigger HVAC system isn’t always better; in fact, a system that is too large for your home will cycle on and off more than it needs to, reducing efficiency. However, an HVAC that is too small can easily be overworked. 

We’re experts in helping you find the right system and solutions for your home. If you’re in need of HVAC repair, replacement, or maintenance, you’ve come to the right place! ProFlo is top-rated across the region for our HVAC and plumbing repair services. Give us a call at 951-694-1300 or contact us online today.

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