Mythbusters: HVAC Edition

Mythbusters: HVAC Edition

Energy costs are on the rise, which could have you trying anything to save some money on your monthly bills. But there are a lot of HVAC myths out there that could be costing you more money – which is why we busted five common HVAC myths, so you won’t fall for them again.

Myth 1: Set the thermostat really low to cool your home faster

If your home is too warm or too cold, turning the thermostat up too high or down too low will not change the temperature any quicker than usual, but it will increase your energy bills. This is one of the most common HVAC myths, but all it does is waste money and energy.

Myth 2: Check your air filters once a year  

Air filters should be changed more than once a year to avoid damage to your system and keep it running efficiently. Most filters should be changed once a month but check your system manual to see how often you should change your filters.

Myth 3: Use duct tape to seal air leaks

Duct tape should not be used to fix air leaks in your home’s ductwork. Duct tape does not withstand high heat, which could melt and cause more issues. If you notice a leak in your system, contact Roy’s to fix your ductwork.

Myth 4: Keep air vents closed to save money

Closing air vents in unused rooms might seem like a good idea, but it could cost you more money and put more strain on your HVAC system. When you close air vents, it traps air in the ducts, which increases pressure in your vents and can cause your system to overheat. Keeping vents open is the more efficient choice.

Myth 5: Schedule service only when your system stops working

Don’t wait until your system breaks down to schedule maintenance – your system should have routine maintenance twice a year. Regular maintenance can help prolong the life of your system and prevent unexpected breakdowns. Contact Roy’s to schedule your next tune-up. Don’t fall for these HVAC myths when trying to save money on your energy bills. Please leave it to the pros at Roy’s to help you save money and keep your system running smoothly. Schedule your next appointment online or give us a call 716-216-5524

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