Nothing Spooky About It: HVAC Myths vs. Facts

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Old wives’ tales. Urban legends. Superstition, folklore, and myths. It’s that time of year when tales are spun. And believe it or not, we’ve heard some doozies even about HVAC systems.

Follow along as we denounce some of the myths we’ve heard through the years.

Myth #1: Bigger is better when it comes to an HVAC system.

Fact: When a system is too large for a home, it can cycle on and off, which not only will cost more to operate, but can also shorten its lifespan. Best Heating & Cooling will recommend just the right size unit for your home, to provide maximum comfort for your family.

Myth #2: You don’t need to change your furnace filter more often than once a year.

Fact: Filters can get blocked by dirt, dust and even moisture. For a system to operate at its best, we recommend furnace filters are changed monthly. We can do this for you during semiannual maintenance checks, then it’s one less thing on your to-do list.

Myth #3: Where a thermostat is located doesn’t affect heating or cooling.

Fact: Your house’s temperature is monitored from the location of the thermostat. If it’s positioned in a sunny or warm area, it can register as being warmer than the house truly is, causing the system to cycle on or off inefficiently.

Myth #4: Service agreements are unnecessary.

Fact: The peace of mind that comes from knowing your HVAC system has its semiannual “checkup,” much like an annual doctor’s visit, is immeasurable, and can add three to five years to the lifespan of your unit. With a maintenance agreement from Best Heating & Cooling, our trained technicians will clean and inspect blower components, lubricate all moving parts, and perform testing to determine if there are any air leaks. Learn more about what to expect from a maintenance check.

Get HVAC Help in Utah County and the SLC Area

Deciphering what’s fact vs. fiction when it comes to your HVAC system doesn’t have to be scary! Leave it to the experts at Best Heating & Cooling to help you become a better informed homeowner. Call us at (801) 492-0977 or reach us online.