HVAC Myths Busted

We’ve seen it all in our 20 years in the HVAC industry. From do-it-yourself fixes gone wrong to duct tape fixes, we have no shortage of interesting tales to tell. Some of the most common, and far less interesting, situations our HVAC technicians regularly encounter are those in which our customers have been given misinformation from the internet or other, less reliable HVAC companies. In today’s post, we’ll take some time to dispel some of the most common HVAC myths you may have heard. These tips can help you prolong the life of your current HVAC unit, and they can even help you prevent costly repairs down the road. Pure Air Solutions proudly provides Denver, Boulder, Henderson, and the surrounding areas with unparalleled HVAC installation and HVAC repair services. If you’re interested in learning more about our Top Rated Local® heating and cooling services, contact one of our friendly HVAC technicians today!

HVAC Myths

Your Air Filter Can Be Changed Once a Year

Your HVAC system’s air filter is easy to forget about, and it’s usually not until it’s absolutely filthy that you’ll remember to change it. Many homeowners that we speak to can’t remember the last time they had their air filter changed, and this poses a serious risk to your HVAC system and to your health. Dirt, moisture, and dust particles are all driven into your filter when you heat and cool your home, and depending on your climate, your air filter is probably saturated within 60 to 90 days. While some homeowners are familiar with how to properly change the air filter in their HVAC system, it’s always a good idea to call a certified HVAC technician to come and change the filter for you. While they’re there, they can inspect your unit for addition issues that may be going on.

A Thermostat Can Accurately Read the Temperature of Your Entire Home

State-of-the-art thermostats may be able to accurately gauge the temperature of your home, but as a general rule, you should not count on your thermostat to be able to accurately read the temperature throughout your home. Your basement is likely colder than rooms on the middle floor, and your upstairs rooms are probably warmer than any other rooms in your home. Think about where you’ll be spending the majority of your time and program your thermostat accordingly. If your thermostat automatically takes the temperature of your home and is located in a sunny room, you probably shouldn’t count on it to give you an accurate reading of your home’s overall temperature.

If It’s Not Broken, Don’t Fix It

It’s all too easy to put off regular HVAC service until something catastrophic happens. Maybe your heater goes out in the middle of the night or you come home to a sauna-like environment in the summer – whatever the reason may be, many homeowners don’t call an HVAC technician to service their heating and cooling system until they find themselves in an emergency situation. Preventative maintenance is one of the best ways to save yourself money and stress. Just as going to the doctor provides you with an opportunity to find problems before they get worse, preventative maintenance for your HVAC system will help you find areas that need to be repaired before they create an emergency situation.

An Energy-Efficient HVAC Unit Will Automatically Decrease Your Bill

This claim is generally true – installing a new HVAC system will increase your home’s energy efficiency. However, you have to make sure that your home is well-sealed in order to reap the benefits of an energy-efficient HVAC unit. If you have poor insulation in your walls and in your attic, a great HVAC system won’t prevent warm and cold air from leaving your home. Moreover, cracks in your windows and around your doors will allow air to escape, which will only lead to a higher utility bill each month.

We hope that this post will be helpful to you as you move forward with your current HVAC system, or as you consider buying a new one. Whatever the future holds for you, don’t hesitate to contact the friendly HVAC technicians from Pure Air Solutions for Top Rated Local® heating and cooling services in Denver, Boulder, and the surrounding areas!

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