Busting Common HVAC Myths for Reliable Heating & Cooling

Myth: Leaving the AC Running All Day is More Efficient

A common misconception is that it’s better to leave your air conditioner running continuously throughout the day. However, this is not true. Your AC unit works harder and consumes more energy when it’s constantly cycling on and off to maintain a set temperature. It’s more efficient to turn off your AC when you’re not home or during the night when temperatures are cooler.

Myth: Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Saves Energy

Many homeowners believe that closing vents in unused rooms can save energy and reduce utility bills. In reality, this practice can cause your system to work harder, leading to higher energy consumption and potential damage to the HVAC system. It’s best to keep all vents open and properly balanced for optimal efficiency.

Myth: Bigger is Always Better for AC Units

  1. An oversized AC unit will cool your home faster, but it won’t remove humidity effectively.
  2. Oversized units cycle on and off more frequently, reducing their lifespan and efficiency.
  3. A properly sized unit, tailored to your home’s specific needs, will provide optimal cooling and dehumidification while minimizing energy consumption.

Myth: HVAC Maintenance is Unnecessary

Regular maintenance is crucial for the longevity and efficiency of your HVAC system. Neglecting routine checks and tune-ups can lead to breakdowns, higher energy bills, and even health hazards from poor indoor air quality. Reliable Heating & Cooling recommends scheduling professional maintenance at least once a year to ensure optimal performance and energy savings.