When it comes to taking care of your home’s major systems like the heating and air conditioning systems, having clear and accurate information is key. Unfortunately, there are several myths swirling around out there that can cause confusion and undue stress. Here at Northern Colorado, we are committed to providing top-notch service, and that also means ensuring our customers are well-informed. We’d like to take this opportunity to debunk some of the most common myths about heating and air conditioning services.
Myth 1: Turning the thermostat way down cools the home faster
Truth: Your cooling unit works at a consistent pace, regardless of how low you set the thermostat. Lowering it past the desired temperature won’t get you there faster but can result in excessive cooling, which leads to wasted energy and higher costs. This is why it’s important to understand the functionality of thermostats, to best serve your comfort.
Myth 2: Leaving the AC on all day saves more energy than turning it on and off
Truth: Leaving your AC unit on all day can contribute to energy waste. It’s more efficient to adjust the thermostat or use a programmable thermostat set to your schedule. This method will ensure a comfortable temperature when you need it and energy conservation when you don’t.
Myth 3: Regular maintenance isn’t necessary
Truth: Like any other machine, HVAC systems require regular maintenance to perform at their best. Routine maintenance helps increase efficiency, extend the lifespan of your system, reduce the cost of repairs, and enhance indoor air quality. Investing in preventative maintenance is more cost-effective in the long run than waiting for costly repairs or system breakdowns.
Being informed is key to getting the most out of your heating and air conditioning services. For more insights or to schedule a maintenance service, don’t hesitate to contact us at Northern Colorado. We’re here to debunk all HVAC myths and provide you with reliable heating and air conditioning solutions!