Ever since indoor heating and cooling systems became widespread, certain assumptions have been made about their functionality and operation. These myths can often lead to poor system performance, potential damage, and unnecessary costs for homeowners. As a leading provider of expert heating and cooling system services, Dynamic Comfort AC and Heating is here to debunk these myths for you.

Myth 1: Turning Your Thermostat Way Up or Down Heats or Cools Your Home Faster

Contrary to popular belief, cranking up your thermostat in winter or turning it way down in summer does not make your home heat or cool faster. HVAC systems work at a gradual pace, and setting an extreme temperature does more harm than good–causing unnecessary strain on the system and increasing utility costs. It’s best to set your thermostat at a comfortable, energy-efficient temperature and be patient.

Myth 2: You Only Need to Change Your Filter Once a Year

One common misconception is that the air filter in your HVAC system only needs changing once annually. This isn’t true. Depending on the type of filter and the conditions in your home—such as having pets, allergy sufferers, or smokers—you may need to change your filter every 30 to 90 days. A clean filter improves air quality, enhances system performance, and prolongs equipment life.

Myth 3: Sealing Off Unused Rooms Saves Energy

It’s often believed that closing vents in unused rooms can direct more air to the rooms you do use and save energy. In reality, your HVAC system is designed to balance air circulation throughout your entire home. Blocking vents disrupts this balance, potentially damaging your system and leading to uneven heating and cooling.

The team at Dynamic Comfort AC and Heating are highly trained, experienced, and ready to dispel any other HVAC misconceptions you may have. More knowledge and better understanding of your system can lead to optimal performance, longevity, and savings in the long run. Feel free to contact us today for all your HVAC system needs. We are committed to ensuring your comfort all year round.