HVAC systems are a common household system, yet there are myths about them that are still floating around. Your expert HVAC design build services provider Connolly Heating and Air Conditioning debunks some of these myths.
MYTH: Reducing the HVAC Output When You Leave the House Has No Benefit
FACT: You can save on your energy bills by turning down your HVAC system when leaving the house simply because less output means less energy consumed. If you find it inconvenient to turn down your heating or air conditioning regularly, consider investing in programmable thermostats. You can program these to automatically change to a preset temperature, reducing output setting at certain times. Certain models even “learn” your schedule while others can be controlled remotely through apps on your smartphone.
MYTH: Preventive Maintenance Is a Waste of Money
FACT: HVAC PM (preventive maintenance) has many benefits, savings being just one of them. Preventive maintenance helps prolong your HVAC system’s service life and makes it more efficient. The cost of preventive maintenance is but a fraction of what it would cost if your HVAC system broke down and needed major repairs or even an untimely replacement. Also, a smoothly running HVAC system uses less energy, which can help you save on your energy costs.
MYTH: You Can Heat or Cool Your Home Faster by Cranking It Up First
FACT: Many homeowners usually crank up their HVAC systems upon turning it on and then set it back to its original settings once it reaches the ideal temperature. But the truth is, there is a minuscule difference in terms of time, but a significant difference in fuel or energy consumption. If you’re doing this, you’re putting unnecessary strain on your HVAC system as well as increasing your utility bills.
MYTH: You Should Not Use the Fan and HVAC Together
FACT: Using a fan, even a slow ceiling fan, can actually speed up interior cooling or heating as opposed to cranking up these systems initially. Fans allow continuous air movement, which distributes warm or cool air faster in the room. It also helps keep the room temperature consistent.
To learn more about HVAC PM and our other services, call Connolly Heating and Air Conditioning today at (925) 420-0078. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve many areas in and near Danville, Concord and Martinez, CA.