In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the unfortunate myths out there surrounding air conditioners. There are sadly a number of such misconceptions out there, largely born of misinformation that’s spread around over the years in an area that’s commonly discussed, including by non-experts
At Airtime Heating & Cooling, we’re here to not only provide air conditioning repair, air conditioning installation and various other HVAC services, but also proper information and expertise on any such systems, including your air conditioner. Today’s part two of our series will go through a few more of the common AC myths out there today, plus set you straight with proper information and how to approach the situations discussed herein.
AC Maintenance Isn’t Worth It
There are some who, for some strange reason, seem to only believe they should spend money on their AC or HVAC system if something is visibly wrong. If they can’t see any problems, why spend money?
This is the wrong way to look at these systems. Many of the most common issues in AC or HVAC systems begin as small, easily-remedied concerns – but if they’re left until you actually notice them, they’ll be much worse by that point. Regular HVAC maintenance, however, helps you spot these issues well in advance, which in turn allows you to avoid them growing too large. By spending a very small sum on a yearly or bi-yearly HVAC inspection, you’ll be saving yourself much larger amounts down the line.
Bigger Always Means Better
For those who are looking to upgrade or replace their AC, or those building a new construction home from the ground up, there’s an unfortunate tendency to assume size is the only relevant factor for a new AC unit. The bigger the unit, the better it will be, as the thinking goes.
Not so fast. There are many AC units that will simply be too large for a given home, using way too much power and causing major cycling issues. You certainly don’t want an AC that’s too small, but one that’s too large can be just as detrimental.
Closing Vents Helps
Some figure they’ll be saving themselves some money and air by closing the vents in rooms where they don’t spend much time. Rather, however, this messes with the air distribution balance in the home, often leading to cycling issues or creating problems with the vents themselves. You should leave vents open even in areas that aren’t frequently occupied.
For more on avoiding common air conditioning myths this summer, or to learn about any of our HVAC services, speak to the staff at Airtime Heating & Cooling today.
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