At Allied Services, Inc., we understand that there’s a lot of misinformation about HVAC systems. So, we’re debunking five of the most common HVAC myths to help you make informed decisions about your home’s heating and cooling.

Top 5 HVAC Myths Debunked

Myth 1: Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Saves Energy

Closing vents in unused rooms can actually cause more harm than good. Your HVAC system is designed to heat or cool a specific square footage. Closing vents disrupts the airflow balance, causing your system to work harder to maintain the desired temperature. This can lead to increased energy consumption and potential damage to your ductwork.

Myth 2: The Bigger the HVAC System, the Better

Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to HVAC systems. An oversized system can lead to short cycling, where the system turns on and off frequently, reducing its efficiency and lifespan. It’s essential to have a properly sized system for your home to ensure optimal performance and energy efficiency. Our expert team can help you determine what size system is best for your home.

Myth 3: You Only Need to Change Your Filter Once a Year

Filters should be changed much more frequently. Typically, we recommend changing them every 1 to 3 months, depending on your system and usage. A dirty filter can restrict airflow, forcing your HVAC system to work harder, potentially leading to higher energy bills and more frequent repairs.

Myth 4: Cranking the Thermostat Will Heat or Cool Your Home Faster

Setting your thermostat to extreme temperatures will not heat or cool your home faster. HVAC systems work consistently, and drastic temperature changes can cause unnecessary strain on your system, leading to increased wear and tear. If you need to drastically change the temperature in your home, it is best to do it slowly and steadily to avoid any extra strain on your system.

Myth 5: Maintenance Is Not Necessary for New HVAC Systems

Regular maintenance is crucial for all HVAC systems, regardless of age. Routine check-ups can help identify potential issues early, ensuring your system runs efficiently and lasts longer. Skipping maintenance can also void warranties and lead to costly repairs down the line.

By debunking these five common HVAC myths, we hope to empower you with accurate information to make the best decisions for your home’s comfort. At Allied Services, Inc., we provide expert advice, reliable service, and top-quality HVAC solutions. For more information or to schedule maintenance, contact us at (937) 269-5059. We serve the communities of Dayton, Centerville, Beavercreek, Troy, and beyond.