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5 Common HVAC Myths & Debunking Them

5 Common HVAC Myths & Debunking Them

It might be over a decade that you have been using an AC at your home. Do you know that you have been living with some wrong notions about your HVAC unit all this while? Most of the time, these myths find their way into your belief from neighbors with little knowledge about HVAC systems, or other sources. The earlier you manage to debunk these myths, the better is it for your AC. Between the routine AC maintenance services from experts, it’s you who takes care of the machine. Proper knowledge of the functions and features of your HVAC unit would help you enhance its performance.

At Air Texas AC, we offer a comprehensive guidance to our clients on the basics while delivering AC installation and maintenance services. 

Common AC myths busted

  • Turning the unit off when you are away leads to energy wastage
  • Closing vents in empty spaces would slash your energy bills
  • Air filters require replacement just once a year
  • If you crank the thermostat, it would cool or heat the interiors faster
  • You won’t be saving money with routine maintenance
  1. Turning the unit off when you are away leads to energy wastage

A common misconception is that, people can save energy if they set their unit to a higher temperature, rather than switching off the machine completely during the day. You might be thinking that the unit would consume more energy while being switched on and off. However, this is not true, and you would be eventually saving on your energy bills when you shut it off when you are outside.

  1. Closing vents in empty spaces would slash your energy bills

When you close the vents, the air pressure increases in the AC ducts. In the process, the vents may develop leaks. Under such conditions, the warm and cold air would be spewed in places where you don’t need them. In the end, you would be losing money on energy bills.

  1. Air filters require replacement just once a year

With a dirty air filter, the system would get clogged. This would deteriorate the quality of airflow in your room. Besides, dirty filters cut down the lifeline of your unit, as they come under pressure. Make sure to hire a reputed AC repair company to replace the filters and change them every few months.

  1. If you crank the thermostat, it would cool or heat the interiors faster

While trying to cool your interiors faster, you may be pushing the temperature of the thermostat down all the time. This doesn’t work, as the system will keep running until it reaches the desired temperature. Therefore, it would be logical to set the thermostat temperature to the desired level. You cannot speed up the cooling process. 

  1. You won’t be saving money with routine maintenance

Remember, you need to hire AC maintenance services for tune-ups at regular intervals. This would keep the system functional, doing away with chances of a massive breakdown. It is recommended to seek at least two maintenance services in a year.

Hire a professional AC maintenance company

You may reach out to us for your routine AC maintenance services. At Air Texas AC, we provide cost-effective repair and maintenance services to our clients. Reach out to us at (210) 602-7181 for an appointment, or fill up this online form for a prompt response from our end.

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