When it comes to trusted heating and air conditioning services, there are numerous myths and misconceptions that can lead to inefficient systems, higher energy bills, and discomfort. At Northern Colorado Air, we’re dedicated to providing our customers with accurate information and dispelling these myths. Here are some of the most common HVAC myths debunked:

Myth #1: Closing Vents Saves Energy

Many homeowners believe that closing vents in unused rooms can save energy. However, this practice can actually put additional strain on your HVAC system. When vents are closed, the system has to work harder to circulate air through the remaining open vents, leading to potential damage and increased energy consumption.

Myth #2: Bigger is Always Better

Contrary to popular belief, purchasing an oversized HVAC system will not heat or cool your home more effectively. In fact, an oversized unit will cycle on and off more frequently, leading to uneven temperatures and increased wear and tear on the system.

Myth #3: Air Filters Only Need to be Changed Annually

  • Air filters play a crucial role in maintaining indoor air quality and preventing dust buildup in your HVAC system.
  • Depending on the type of filter and the number of occupants in your home, air filters should be changed every 1-3 months.
  • Neglecting to change filters regularly can lead to decreased efficiency, higher energy bills, and potential system breakdowns.

Myth #4: HVAC Maintenance is Unnecessary

Regular maintenance is essential for prolonging the lifespan of your HVAC system and ensuring it operates at peak efficiency. During a professional maintenance visit, our technicians will:

  1. Clean and inspect all components
  2. Lubricate moving parts
  3. Check for refrigerant leaks
  4. Calibrate the thermostat
  5. And more

By debunking these common myths, we hope to empower our customers with the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions about their HVAC systems. At Northern Colorado Air, we’re committed to providing exceptional service and ensuring your home remains comfortable year-round.