At Sabre Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we understand that there are many misconceptions surrounding our industry. In this blog post, we aim to debunk some of the most prevalent myths and provide you with accurate information.

Myth 1: Closing Vents Saves Energy

Many homeowners believe that closing vents in unused rooms can reduce energy consumption. However, this practice can actually put unnecessary strain on your HVAC system, causing it to work harder and potentially leading to premature failure. Instead, we recommend keeping all vents open and adjusting the thermostat to maintain a comfortable temperature throughout your home.

Myth 2: Letting the Faucet Drip is Harmless

A dripping faucet may seem like a minor inconvenience, but it can waste gallons of water over time, leading to higher utility bills and unnecessary strain on your plumbing system. Even a small drip can waste up to 20 gallons of water per day. If you notice a dripping faucet, it’s best to have it repaired promptly by a professional plumber.

Myth 3: Air Conditioning Units Only Need Maintenance When They Break Down

Regular maintenance is crucial for the efficient operation and longevity of your air conditioning unit. Neglecting routine servicing can lead to higher energy bills, reduced performance, and even premature system failure. At Sabre, we recommend scheduling annual tune-ups to ensure your AC unit is running at peak efficiency and to catch any potential issues before they become major problems.

Myth 4: Pouring Drain Cleaners is Safe for Your Pipes

While chemical drain cleaners may provide a temporary solution for clogs, they can actually cause more harm than good in the long run. These harsh chemicals can corrode your pipes, leading to leaks and potentially costly repairs. Instead, we recommend using environmentally friendly methods or hiring a professional plumber to safely clear clogs without damaging your plumbing system.

At Sabre Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we prioritize educating our customers and providing reliable, honest services. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact our team of experts.