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Debunking Common HVAC Myths

Apr 5, 2024 | HVAC System


HVACYou may have heard a few things about HVAC systems from other people. But how truthful were the claims and information you got? There are a lot of myths regarding heating and cooling systems. You may have some idea of how the system operates and how to take care of them. But are all of the things you know true? In this article, we’ll be going over the myths that surround heating and cooling system and debunk them.

HVAC myths debunked

Myth #1: Air filters needs replacing once a year

This myth is quite confusing and dangerous at that. As a rule of thumb, the air filters in your HVAC system need to be replaced at least once every 3 to 6 months. If you replace the HVAC filters just once per year, your system will suffer. The system will not be as efficient and comfort levels will drop.

Myth #2: A bigger capacity is always better

In many things, bigger is better. However, that isn’t the case with heating and cooling systems in Knoxville TN. A lot of people think that getting a bigger system is the best way to go, but it’s not. If the capacity of your system is bigger than what you actually need, you are just wasting money. Although it can be useful at times, the surplus capacity won’t be utilized all the time. You are paying more for a system that you can’t fully utilize and energy costs are higher since bigger HVAC systems require more energy to power up.

HVAC contractorsMyth #3: HVAC Maintenance is only needed when your system is broken

You might think that not doing maintenance will save you money. Well, if you look at it that way, it does. However, hiring an HVAC contractor in Knoxville TN to do maintenance is far cheaper than getting repairs done. You should have preventive maintenance done every once in a while or when your HVAC specialist schedules it.

Myth #4: Drafts are quite easy to find

Unless you have superhuman powers that allow you to see where the air is flowing, you should have an expert check for the draft. In simple terms, drafts are areas where are leaks where air can get through. These leaks often cost homeowners hundreds of dollars a year in energy costs. Unfortunately, there’s no easy way to check for drafts unless you are a specialist like J.C.’s Heating and Air!

Myth #5: Cranking up the thermostat is the best way to heat or cool your home

A thermostat is just a tool that controls the system and tells it when it needs to increase or decrease output. However, cranking it up won’t necessarily make your home cooler or warmer. You need to bear in mind that the efficiency of the system is what determines the capacity. If your system is not well-maintained, performance levels could drop and you may not feel as comfortable with the same thermostat setting. Even if you crank it up, you may not get the results you want.

If you need heating and cooling services, you may call J.C.’s Heating and Air! Our team is here to assist you with your HVAC needs. 

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Knoxville, TN 37921

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