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Debunking Myths: Your HVAC System and Alan Energy Services
Debunking Myths: Your HVAC System and Alan Energy Services

Debunking Myths: Your HVAC System and Alan Energy Services

The Fact Behind The Fiction: HVAC Myths and Realities

At times, trusty HVAC systems can seem almost mysterious in their workings, sparking speculation, and unintentionally resulting in a swarm of myths. At Alan Energy Services, we aim to bring clarity to the questions surrounding heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

Myth 1: Bigger HVAC Systems Are Better

Contrary to popular belief, both efficiency and performance of an HVAC system do not necessarily improve with its size. An HVAC system that’s too large for your space will cycle on and off frequently, leading to an unnecessary waste of energy. At Alan Energy Services, we strive to help you find an HVAC system that is optimally sized for your space to ensure proficient operation.

Myth 2: You Only Need to Change Filters Once a Year

Regular care is key to the longevity of an HVAC system, and this includes frequent filter changes. Depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines, pet ownership, and other factors that may affect air quality in your home, you may be required to change your filter more frequently, potentially even every 30-60 days.

Myth 3: Closing Vents Will Save Energy

This is a common misconception with homeowners. Closing vents in unoccupied areas to save energy can actually put more pressure on the HVAC system resulting in increased energy usage. Remember, these systems are designed to heat or cool a specific cubic volume.

Myth 4: Thermostat Location Doesn’t Affect Heating and Cooling

The location of the thermostat can significantly impact the performance of your HVAC system. If your thermostat is near a window or a hot kitchen, it may read the temperature inaccurately leading to an unnecessary consumption of energy.

Myth 5: Always Keep the Same Temperature to Avoid High Energy Bills

Maintaining the same temperature throughout the day is not energy-efficient. When no one is home, consider turning up your thermostat during summer or down in winter to conserve energy.

At Alan Energy Services, your comfort is our priority. Our team has a rich knowledge of HVAC systems, and we are always ready to answer any service or maintenance questions. We hope that by debunking these myths, you can better understand your HVAC system and make informed decisions regarding its care and maintenance. Here’s to a comfortable and energy-efficient home!