Your commercial or residential HVAC system is a vital part of making sure everything runs smoothly. Don’t fall victim to bad advice. In this blog, we bust some common HVAC myths.
Bigger AC Units Work Better
When installing or upgrading your AC system, it's important to make sure it’s the right size for your space. If your AC unit is too large for your space it will force itself to shut on and off in sporadic intervals, weakening the unit's compressor. If this happens for a prolonged period of time it will shorten the life of your unit, costing you more time and money.
Turning Your AC Off When You’re Not Home Will Save You Money
While it seems like if you leave your machine running for less amount of time, you will save money and energy, it actually does the opposite. If you turn your AC off and leave on a hot summer’s day and turn it on when you come home, your unit has to work harder to cool your home after being off all day. It’s better to adjust your thermostat than turn off your unit entirely.
Putting Your Thermostat All The Way Up Will Heat Your Home Faster
There is nothing more frustrating than being cold and waiting for your home to heat up. It can be tempting to turn the thermostat all the way to speed up the process of heating your home, but it actually isn’t as useful as you may think. Your furnace, boiler, or heating system can’t pump out more heat just because you turn up the thermostat. It will just make your machine pump out heat for a longer period of time and may end up costing you more money.
Duct Tape Is A Good DIY Solution To Block Air Leaks
It may seem like duct tape is a good solution in a pinch, but it won’t help stop your ducts from leaking air and wasting your home’s heat. A better solution would be to use metal tape, and an even better solution would be to call a professional HVAC technician to seal your ducts effectively.
Indoor Air Quality
Ceiling Fans Are Only Useful For Staying Cool.
Ceiling fans are essential for a California home during the summer months to help cool down. They can also be a great tool to help improve your home’s indoor air quality by helping circulate the air within your home. Air circulation is important to help keep the temperature in your home consistent, prevent mold growth, and remove odor.