Let’s face it, everyone has been taken in by at least one silly myth. However, we sometimes don’t realize all of the myths that we’ve come to believe. Here are three common cooling system myths that really should be debunked to save you money, repairs, and time.
1. You Should Close Certain Vents
Who would want to use cool air in rooms that you hardly ever use? However, you should think again before you close those vents. It can cause a serious pressure buildup in your ducts, not to mention the fact that it throws off the cooling in the rest of the house. Leave your vents open to optimize your system.
2. Don’t Bother With Air Filters
After all, they’re just another added expense that doesn’t make that much of a difference, right? Wrong. While they can’t filter out every harmful pollutant, they’ll help to get rid of dust. This can be really helpful if you have asthma or allergies. Without filters, not only do you have more junk in the air, but you can also expect your system to go out sooner as various parts become coated with dust and grime.
For maximum efficiency, filters should be changed at least every two to three months. If there are pets and people with allergies in the home, once a month may be better.
3. HVAC Contractors Are Only for Repairs
Believe it or not, HVAC contractors are useful for more reasons than just repairing or replacing your cooling system. Regular maintenance means that your system will last longer and be more efficient. Without tune-ups, repairs will be more frequent, and you won’t be able to enjoy the level of comfort that you expect from your system.
Here at [company_name], we offer cooling, heating, insulation, and air quality services to residents of Houston and the surrounding areas. When your system needs service, contact us to get more information on how we can help you.