Heating and air conditioning usage makes up half of the energy consumption of the average American household. It’s therefore surprising that many homeowners have fallen victim to some common HVAC myths they don’t know are driving up their utility costs. Understanding these common HVAC mistakes can help shave a few dollars off your future bills and make your home that much more comfortable at the same time.
In this blog post, our professionals at Richardson Air Systems explain some of the most prevalent HVAC misconceptions.You Don’t Need to Change Your Filters
Replacing your filters should be a regular part of your cooling and heating repair and maintenance routine. Ideally, filters should be cleaned or changed at least once every 30 days, especially in homes with cats or dogs. Some homes can go as long as 90 days between changes, though it’s best not to exceed this limit.You Don’t Have to Clean Your Ducts
Professional duct cleaning services are admittedly relatively new, and there are still a lot of people who assume that if they survived without it in the past, it’s probably not essential. The truth is, there are a lot of advantages to duct cleaning services, particularly in improving your indoor air quality. Duct cleaning is best done at least once every three to five years, and you should be wary of companies that recommend doing it more than that.Seasonal Maintenance Isn’t a Necessity
The biggest misconception that many HVAC contractors encounter is that seasonal inspections and tune-ups aren’t necessary. Every season, your heating and cooling needs change. When you’re getting ready for a full season of continued use, it’s best to make sure your furnace or air conditioner is in good operating condition.
Richardson Air Systems is your leading provider of heating and cooling installation, maintenance and repairs. Give us a call at (609) 484-1090 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit today.