Some Myths about Heating and Cooling Systems

Believing in the more common myths can end up costing you in the long run.

Heating and cooling might not seem like rocket science, but it is complex and can leave many consumers researching which option is best for their home or office. The first place that someone who is considering all the new technology usually goes is straight to the internet. Although it’s a good resource for information, there are times when articles can be more like advertising than a truly informative source.

There are a lot of myths floating around the internet about HVAC systems. Although sometimes these aren’t really harmful, believing in the more common myths can end up costing you in the long run. Here are the most common misconceptions that you need to know to keep things running smoothly, inexpensively, and efficiently.

Myth one: varying the temperature when you are away won’t lower your energy costs

It does behoove you to turn down the air-conditioning when you are going to be gone for the day or even when you are heading to bed. The small amount of energy consumption might not seem like a lot, but it can really add up over the course of a year. To reduce your energy bills, varying the temperature by using a programmable thermostat can end up with you seeing some significant savings.

Myth two: the cost of maintaining your HVAC regularly isn’t worth it

To ensure that your HVAC system works properly and that you can increase its energy efficiency, staying on a maintenance schedule is the best thing to do. Things like lubricating the system to decrease wear and tear and repairing belts ahead of time (instead of having to make an emergency call) will always end up costing you less and extending the life of your system.

Myth three: energy-efficient systems will always reduce your energy bill

Energy-efficient options are not always specifically designed to save you money; they are designed to be more eco-friendly. The key to reducing your energy costs is tied to getting the right size and type of system for your house so that it isn’t running overtime to try to keep up. A St. Louis HVAC professional can help fit the right HVAC system to your house to decrease your energy costs instead of just relying on appliances that are rated for high efficiency.

Myth four: if you turn the thermostat up to high, your house will heat more quickly

The number of degrees that you turn your thermostat up does not have any bearing on how quickly it can heat your home. If you want the house to heat up to 72, turning it to 90 won’t get it there any faster. You will just end up having to adjust the temperature back down once it is heated, so why create the extra step?

If you are looking for the best ways to cut costs or the best eco-friendly and efficient HVAC system for your Missouri home, have your house evaluated by a St. Louis HVAC professional, make sure to keep up with scheduled maintenance, and think about who you are getting advice from before you accept it as truth.

Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating LLC

With over 30 years of experience and a master technician and mechanical engineer as our owner, we can replace, repair, and provide maintenance for your home’s HVAC system.

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