Your HVAC system is one thing that you and your family rely on throughout the year. You may not think about the importance of this system until it's not working. Here are five of the most common myths about HVAC services that we're going to debunk. We want you to realize the importance of undergoing regular HVAC services.
Change The Filter Once A Year
This is a big misconception that we need to debunk right away. First off, you should change the filter at least every three months. Those who have pets, allergies, or children will need to change their filters more often. This is an HVAC service that you can do by yourself.
Maintenance Is Optional
Like taking your car for an annual inspection, you need to maintain your HVAC system. It's recommended
that you have an HVAC professional come out at the beginning of the spring and in the late fall. This way, they can check your system, lubricate belts, replace worn parts, and so forth. This is to help prevent your system from failing in the dead of winter or the scorching heat of summer.
You Can Check For Air Leaks Yourself
While you can do a general inspection of your HVAC system components, you won't be able to find all the leaks. You'll need to have the right equipment to do so. An HVAC technician will check your system, including your ductwork, to look for leaks. Don't rely on only your visual inspection as that won't be adequate to ensure that you have a leak-free system.
HVAC Tune-Ups Are Expensive
Many people opt for avoiding HVAC tune-ups for the simple fact that it will cost them money. The truth is that an HVAC tune-up
will run around $100. For this small fee, you can avoid costly repair bills in the future. A tune-up allows a professional to find any small issues before they become a big problem.
They'll Always Try To Sell You The Biggest System
We know that having the right sized system is vital to making sure your system works well. If you buy a system that is too large for the square footage of your home, you'll find that your system is not efficient. It will have issues removing the humidity from your home. This will make it difficult to keep your home feeling cool.
Call Us Today
We hope that we've been able to resolve some of the common myths about HVAC systems. If you have any questions or need help, give us a call at (847) 367-4492
. Cahill Heating Air Conditioning and Electric is here to help with any HVAC problems you may have.