Friday, May 4, 2018

Don’t Fall for These HVAC Myths

When it comes to your HVAC system and the best way to keep your home cool, there is a lot of misinformation out there. When it comes to making an expensive HVAC purchase, or making sure your HVAC system is properly taken care of, you want to know that you can trust the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks. All of these HVAC myths are costing homeowners not only money and energy, but they’re causing real frustration. While these HVAC myths might not go away, Royal Heating & Air is here to set the record straight.

HVAC Myths

The bigger the air conditioner, the cooler your home will be.
False! The size of the unit does not equate to the level of comfort your home will have. Each home is different, and each home needs a properly sized cooling system. If your unit is too big for your home, not only will your operating costs be higher, the unit won’t function properly. The most common issues with the wrong sized system is frequent cycling on and off, high humidity, and poor distribution.

Close vents to save money.
False! There’s this common misconception that if you close air vents in rooms you hardly use you’ll save money. The truth is, no matter if vents are closed or not, your HVAC system will use the same amount of energy. Closing vents in unused rooms to get more air in used rooms couldn’t be further from the truth. Closing off vents can cause many problems for your HVAC system. Some common problems include:
  • Pressurization and airflow issues throughout your home
  • Increased pressure and even duct leaks
  • Frozen evaporator coils
  • Dead compressors
  • Cracked heat exchanger
  • Humidity problems in rooms with closed vents

Keep in mind that your HVAC system was designed for a certain number of vents and space. In order to keep your HVAC system running as it should, it’s important to keep all vents open.

HVAC maintenance is a waste of time and money.
False! If you remember anything from this blog, remember this! You invested a lot of money in your HVAC system and it’s extremely important to keep it performing at its best. Having maintenance done on your HVAC system twice a year will help prolong the life of your equipment and it will reduce the need for costly repairs in the future. When your unit is functioning efficiently, it will keep your home comfortable no matter the weather.

You should leave ceiling fans on when you leave because they help cool down the room.
False! A ceiling fan will cool down any bodies in the room, but it won’t actually cool down the room itself. You feel cooler with a ceiling fan on because it is blowing cool air around and it feels cool against your warm skin. Think of it as a cool outdoor breeze. Ceiling fans usually make you feel around 5 degrees cooler, but it won’t do anything for your room once you leave. When you’re home, you can set your thermostat a few degrees higher while running the ceiling fan. When you leave, don’t forget to turn off the ceiling fan to help save on energy costs.

Schedule Your Spring HVAC Maintenance with Royal Heating & Air

Make sure your HVAC system is ready for the hot and humid summer months ahead. The weather is starting to warm up and now is the time to make sure you get your spring HVAC maintenance done. Don’t wait, give the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks a call today. Royal Heating & Air can make sure your HVAC system is performing its best. 

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