It doesn’t seem like running your Harvey, LA, home HVAC system is all that complicated. However, incorrect information floating around through the internet can cause your system harm. Consider these four HVAC myths and the facts you need to effectively and efficiently heat and cool your home.
1. Go Big or Go Home
The first myth you may encounter is that a bigger unit will heat or cool your home more effectively. Quite the opposite is true as oversized units cause short cycling.
Short cycling means the system shuts down before running an adequate cycle. Oversized units also wear out more quickly, requiring more frequent AC or heating repairs and cutting the service life.
2. Don’t Worry If It Still Runs
The old philosophy of not fixing something unless it’s broken does not work well for HVAC systems. Rather, your system needs regular maintenance to remain efficient and see its full-service life. Additionally, ignoring minor signs when something is wrong leaves you with larger and more expensive repairs.
3. All You Need Is Your Home’s Square Feet
Some people suggest that all you need to get the proper size HVAC unit is knowing your square footage. However, that ignores a lot of variables that influence what size you need. These variables include but are not limited to:
- Home construction
- External environment
- Ceiling height
- Number of occupants
4. Insulation Matters More than Your System
Finally, you may believe how well you insulate your home is more important than the HVAC system. In reality, both are important, with one influencing the other.
Your system won’t make a difference if your home leaks air. Conversely, even with proper insulation, it may never achieve a comfortable level if you don’t have the proper size equipment.
Don’t fall for the common HVAC myths that inundate your social media feeds. Call to schedule your repair or AC installation consultation with our experts at Express Heating & Air Conditioning.
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