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HVAC Myths You Need to Ignore

There are myths and lies we’ve all been told throughout our lives — “Yeah, I’ll be there in five minutes,” “No, that haircut looks great on you,” “Of course, the Tooth Fairy exists.” And while those don’t really make a huge impact, there are ones that do — those being the HVAC myths you need to ignore. 

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The Bigger the System, the Better It Works

A lot of homeowners assume that a bigger HVAC system is better for your home because it can cover more space, but that’s not always true. If your system is too big for your home, it will constantly cycle, wasting your energy and money. If it’s too small, it will have to work harder to maintain a solid temperature. It’s best to consult an HVAC technician to determine the best-sized system for your home.

Filters Can Go a While Without Being Changed

This is one of the worst HVAC myths we’ve ever heard. Your filter is responsible for catching all the dust, mold, and other dirty particles in your air, and if it’s dirty, your HVAC system won’t be able to push air easily. That will put a strain on your system, and the air that does get circulated will be dirty.

Closing the Vents is Fine if the Rooms are Empty

Many people think that closing the vents is a good way to prevent cool air from going into unnecessary rooms, but closing your vents can actually lead to leaks and cause a buildup of pressure in your air ducts. Instead of saving energy, you could end up breaking your HVAC system.

From routine AC service and heating maintenance to emergency repairs, Wahl Family Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing is ready to help with all your HVAC needs in Pittsburgh. For more information or to schedule a service, please call us at 412-276-9245.

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