When it comes to air conditioning service and maintenance, there are several myths and misconceptions that homeowners often believe. Here at HART HVAC, our mission is to educate our customers and provide reliable, accurate information. Let’s debunk some of these common myths together.
The Myth of ‘Maintenance Free’ Units
One of the most persistent myths is the concept of a ‘maintenance-free’ air conditioner. Many homeowners believe once the AC unit is installed, it needs no further upkeep. However, like any other home appliance, air conditioners require regular check-ups and maintenance. Ignoring this crucial aspect can lead to decreased efficiency and a shorter lifespan for the device.
Believing Air Filters Require Infrequent replacements
Another common misconception is that air filters need changing only once or twice a year. The truth is that filters need to be changed every 1-3 months depending on usage, pets, and allergies. Neglecting to change your air filters can cause your system to work harder than it has to, leading to increased energy consumption and a gradual decline in air quality.
The myth that AC ‘wastes energy’ when you’re not at home
There’s a belief that leaving your air conditioner running while you are out wastes energy. But in reality, turning off your AC when you leave, and then turning it back on when you return home, can waste more energy and put unnecessary stress on your system. Using a programmable thermostat, can save you money by enabling your system to work when needed and rest when you’re not home – adding years onto your system’s lifespan!
At HART HVAC, we have a team of knowledgeable professionals ready to debunk all your HVAC myths and guide you with accurate information. We dedicate ourselves to provide not just top-notch air conditioning service, but also reliable and transparent information to our valuable clients. Don’t wait until your cooling system breaks down from misinformation; contact us today for all your air conditioning needs.