Royal Oak Heating, Cooling & Electrical is all about clearing misconceptions about your air conditioning, heating, and electrical needs. At some point, we’ve all been tricked into believing false claims about HVAC and electrical systems. This post is here to debunk some of those myths.
Myth 1: Cranking the thermostat to heat or cool your home faster
It’s a common belief that setting the thermostat at a higher or lower temperature will make the HVAC system work faster. However, this isn’t true. HVAC systems work at a set speed, regardless of how high or low you set the thermostat. Adjusting the temperature to extreme levels only makes your unit work harder, leading to unnecessary wear and tear.
Myth 2: An energy-efficient unit will automatically lower my bills
Though an energy-efficient unit can help reduce energy consumption, it won’t automatically cut down your bills. Effective insulation, proper installation, and regular maintenance also play a key role. A lower energy bill is the cumulative effect of all these factors working together.
Myth 3: It’s alright to ignore routine HVAC system maintenance if it’s working fine
This couldn’t be further from the truth. Regular maintenance of your HVAC system is crucial to prolong its lifespan and maintain its efficiency. Ignoring routine maintenance could cause minor issues to worsen, leading to costly repair or replacement.
Myth 4: Using an electrical system until it breaks down is cost-effective
Contrary to this popular belief, using an electrical system until its end isn’t cost-effective. It’s more cost-efficient to upgrade to a newer system when your current one starts showing signs of old age. Older systems tend to consume more energy and require more frequent repairs, which can make the overall cost quite high.
At Royal Oak Heating, Cooling & Electrical, we prioritize customer education. By debunking these common myths, we hope to empower individuals to make informed decisions about their HVAC and electrical systems.