Your HVAC system is one thing that you and your family constantly 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 so you can realize the importance of undergoing regular HVAC services.
Filter Changes Should Be Done Annually
This is a big misconception that we need to debunk right away. First off, filter changes should be done at the minimum, every three months. Those who have pets, are allergy-prone, or have young children will likely need to change their filters more often. This is an HVAC service that you can do by yourself.
Maintenance Is Optional
Just like taking your car to the mechanic for an annual inspection, you need to have maintenance performed on your HVAC system. It's generally recommended
that you have an HVAC professional come out at the beginning of the spring and in the late fall. This way, they can evaluate your system, lubricate belts, replace worn parts, and so forth. This is to help prevent your system from potential failure 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. Your HVAC service technician will be able to evaluate your entire system, including your ductwork, to look for potential leaks. Don't just rely on 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 identify any potential problems with your system, such as a worn-out belt before they create a major catastrophe.
They'll Always Try To Sell You The Biggest System
HVAC professionals know that matching the right sized system with your home is imperative to the successful functioning of your system. If you purchase 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 with removing the humidity from your home which will make it difficult to keep your home feeling cool.
Call Us Today
Hopefully, we've assisted you in setting straight some common myths about HVAC systems. If you have any more questions regarding these services or need assistance today, simply give Cahill Heating Air Conditioning and Electric a call at (847) 367-4492