Do you know the facts about your home’s HVAC system? Everyone wants to enjoy comfortable homes without breaking budgets, but many commonly held beliefs could do the opposite. Rainaldi Home Services of Orlando can help you sift through the myths and the facts about using your A/C to cool down the inside temps without driving up your energy bills.
Myth: You don’t have to change your air filter regularly
Air filters should be changed according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Your HVAC system’s air filter is the first line of defense against dust, debris, and pollen that wants to invite itself inside and clog up your HVAC unit, not to mention your sinuses. This simple maintenance tip can make a big difference, so don’t skip it.
Myth: Leave your A/C set at the same temperature all day
Many believe a steady temperature is easier on their HVAC units because the unit doesn’t have to kick on when you want things to be cooler. The reality is that you shouldn’t pay for A/C while your home is empty. Invest in a programmable thermostat that brings your home to a comfortable temperature just as you arrive home for the evening.
Myth: Bigger is better when it comes to an A/C unit
If a smaller HVAC unit does a decent job of cooling your Orlando home, a big unit will be even better. Actually, no. That monster-size unit may be able to cool down your home in 10 minutes, but that’s not nearly long enough to remove the uncomfortable humidity from your indoor air. It also leads to higher energy bills. Let a professional HVAC technician from Rainaldi Home Services help you determine the right size and model for your home.
Myth: Closing off vents in unused rooms will save energy
Homes are designed to move the comfortable air throughout the house most efficiently. If you close a vent in one room, you’re knocking the system off balance and creating unnecessary pressure within the vent work. If you only use a few rooms in your large home, ask us about a ductless split system. It will give you the option of only paying to cool specific spaces.
Myth: Fans will keep you cool
We all know fans move air around the room. This moving air can make you feel more comfortable because it helps you cool off. We love fans as a complement to a cool home; however, fans don’t lower room temperature. So, when the temperature rises above a comfortable level, run your A/C.
Myth: Regular maintenance is unnecessary
Are you one of those who never buy the warranty or extended service plan? Do you live in the Orlando area? Do you figure you’ll run your system until something goes wrong, and then you’ll call for a repair? You may be costing yourself more money in the long run. Just as you don’t want to forego regular oil changes in your car, you don’t want to skip regular HVAC unit maintenance for your home. Timely tune-ups can catch problems before they become big and expensive. They may also add years to the life of your unit. Rainaldi Home Services HVAC technicians will clean your units, tighten loose connections, and ensure everything works correctly.
Don’t let HVAC myths blow a hole in your wallet. Rainaldi Home Services will help you take care of your HVAC system, so it takes care of you during the most extended heat wave or craziest cold spell. Call us at (407) 413-9795 or contact us online to find out how we can keep you cool and happy in your Orlando home.