3 Most Common HVAC Misconceptions

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HVAC professionals want you to get the most out of your heating and air conditioning system. Before you can, some common misconceptions need clarifying. Here are three of the ones seen most often by the experts.

Misconception #1: You Can Put Your Thermostat Anywhere

Many homeowners assume thermostat location doesn’t matter. This is a common misconception. The truth is that where you put your thermostat can determine the efficiency and effectiveness of your heating and cooling. If it’s someplace too drafty, too hot, or too cool, it won’t accurately measure the indoor temperature. This means your HVAC system won’t be able to keep track of the temperature in your home accurately.

Misconception #2: Bigger is Better

A bigger HVAC system doesn’t equal a better one. Selecting the right size unit is critical to how effective it will be. If the system is too big for your home, it’s going to cycle on and off frequently, potentially leading to damage. If it’s too small, it’s going to run for longer than it should, reducing your energy efficiency. An experienced HVAC technician can determine the appropriate size unit for your home and square footage.

Misconception #3: It Only Needs Attention if It’s Broken

Any mechanical system with moving parts, like a heating and cooling system, needs regular service. Twice-yearly maintenance can keep your HVAC equipment running at peak performance. It deserves TLC even if it’s not broken.

Don’t rely on misconceptions to lead you when it comes to your HVAC system. Instead, rely on the pros at G+S Heating Air Energy Services.

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