In today’s society, the internet provides a wealth of information, from repairing your transmission to traveling abroad and more. When the how-to and DIY phenomenon took off on platforms like YouTube (2005) and Pinterest (2009), they made DIY more widely accessible than in years past. Gone are the days of keeping endless users’ manuals stored in the home. Now we can simply look them up online or watch a video on repairing just about any make and model of anything. But with so many people posting “expert videos,” the sources can often be unreliable, and the information can be skewed. However, there have been several HVAC myths discovered through the trial-and-error process of these creators.
Some call it an old wives’ tale or a myth. There are even TV shows on debunking myths. Here is what we found about the definitions of these two.
According to Merriam-Webster, an “old wives’ tale is defined as,
“An often-traditional belief that is not based on fact: Superstition.”
Likewise, a “myth” is defined as the following,
“A usually traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon.”
Basically, it is often founded on an experiment or actual event from the past that has gotten skewed over the years of passing the sentiment down from generation to generation.
For example, you may have heard the common myth that bulls become angry when they see the color red. But that is not at all true. In fact, bulls are red-green colorblind. It is simply the movement of the cape that taunts them.
Well, it may surprise you to learn the HVAC myths as well.
There is so much information on HVAC maintenance that one can get overwhelmed looking online for how-to videos. If you are not handy with a screwdriver, it can be downright frustrating. But never fear; TRUST Heating and Air is here to let homeowners know what tips are trustworthy and which are myths.
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Have you been listening to any of the following helpful suggestions that you now know are myths? Does that seem to correspond with an HVAC unit that is always struggling or constantly needing repair? Well, now, you know why. Here is how a lack of proper care affects your HVAC system negatively.
First, when the filters are not clean, they get clogged up with dirt, dust, hair, and more. Clogged filters do not pull in enough air to be circulated, and they place a strain on the motor.
A unit that is too large for the home will cycle on and off, causing it to run less. And you may think that it is okay if the temperature is comfortable. However, it is not alright, for one reason. You see, when air is not circulating through the HVAC regularly, the machine will not be able to keep up with the humidity in the air. Humid air in the home causes mold, mildew, and wood rot. No one wants that.
Energy-efficient devices take care and homeowner participation. If you have an efficient AC, you will want to make sure the rest of the home is efficient as well. Door jams should have the appropriate weather stripping to avoid leaks. Windows need to seal properly when closed. Also, cracks in the wall, as small as they seem, need to repair to prevent air leaks.
As always, the expert technicians at TRUST Heating and Air are here to help educate customers and evaluate their HVAC units to keep them running smoothly. We know it can get sweltering in Georgia in the summer months, and you sure do not want to suffer the heat without your AC system. That is why we like to visit your HVAC unit in the Spring before temperatures take a significant shift.
Then we like to schedule a maintenance visit in the Fall as the heater needs to begin its job of keeping the home comfortable for the winter months. So, remember, prevention is critical when it comes to any machinery.
Now, what are you waiting for? Contact the friendly HVAC professionals at TRUST Heating and Air to get your system back to tip-top working condition in no time.