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Mythbusters: HVAC Edition

There is a lot of great information today about HVAC systems. However, there is also a lot of false information about HVAC systems. It is essential to clear up the myths so that you will be able to use your HVAC system more efficiently.

Myth: Your Filter Only Needs to be Changed Once a Year

Fact: You should have your air filters cleaned every two months. However, if you are a pet owner or you are especially sensitive to dust and dirt in your air, you will need to have your air filter changed once a month.

Your air filter is responsible for removing dust, allergens, and debris from the air. If you fail to get your filter replaced, then it will get clogged. This will force your air conditioner to work much harder. It will wear out more quickly and need to be repaired. Furthermore, a dirty filter can reduce your air quality.

Myth: Routine Maintenance is Not Important

Fact: Your HVAC system is a complex unit. It needs regular maintenance for it to function correctly. A professional will be able to give your HVAC system a tune-up and help you to avoid the consequences that can result if you do not get annual maintenance.

Your HVAC system may have problems that you won’t notice, but an HVAC technician will be able to spot them and prevent you from having to deal with a broken heater in the middle of winter. Additionally, without regular maintenance, your unit will need to work harder to produce at the same capacity which will cause you to spend more on your energy bill.

Myth: A Bigger HVAC System is Better

Fact: Bigger is not better. If your HVAC system is too big, then it will keep cycling on and off. Your HVAC system will not last long if this keeps happening and you will end up spending more on the HVAC unit and the energy needed to run it.

You can keep yourself comfortable in your home if you have the right information about your HVAC system. That is why myths have to be debunked. If you need HVAC maintenance or repairs or if you have any questions about how your HVAC unit is running, then feel free to call Phoenix Air Conditioning or visit our website.