HVAC systems are an essential part of homes and businesses in Monroe County Michigan, providing comfortable temperatures and air quality from the coldest winters to the hottest summers. Unfortunately, there are many myths and misconceptions about heating and cooling systems that can lead to confusion and frustration. Here are four common myths about HVAC systems debunked.
Myth #1: All HVAC System Repairs are Costly
This is simply not true. Many repairs can be done by a professional technician at an affordable rate. In some cases, minor repairs can even be done DIY with the help of online resources or instruction manuals.
While there are system repairs that can be expensive such as replacing an heat exchanger in your furnace or replacing a compressor in your air conditioner, there are many other problems that can be much less expensive such as replacing a blown fuse.
Here at J&K Heating and Cooling when we check your HVAC system we inform you of what is needed for repair and an approximate cost of the total repair.
Myth #2: New HVAC Systems are Reliable and Maintenance-Free
While new systems often have fewer problems than older models, they still require regular
preventative maintenance to keep costs low and performance high. Regular maintenance inspections can help identify potential problems before they become bigger, costlier problems that require more extensive repairs or replacements.
Proper maintenance for your HVAC system can help it last longer as well as maintain it’s energy efficiency for many years to come. Many of the newer HVAC systems will be more energy efficient than older units.
Myth #3: A Bigger HVAC System is Better
This could not be further from the truth. In fact, an oversized system will cause your energy bills to skyrocket as it cycles on and off more frequently. The right size system is determined by the square footage of your home, climate, insulation levels, and other factors. A professional technician at J&K Heating & Cooling will be able to evaluate your home and recommend a system that is best for you.
And while a larger than needed system is bad, having an under-sized HVAC system can be just as bad. An undersized system will stay on for longer amounts of time burning more and more energy. And it won’t keep your home comfortable during times of colder or warmer weather.
Myth #4: You Only Need to Maintain an HVAC System Once a Year
For newer HVAC systems, routine inspections and maintenance may only be required once per year. But for times when your HVAC is taxed heavily, it’s better to have it inspected twice per year. In the winter and summer months, when your HVAC system is being used more often, it’s important to have an inspection performed. A professional technician can identify potential problems before they become bigger issues that require more costly repairs or replacements down the line.
Myth #5: You Don’t Need to Replace Your HVAC System Very Often
This is not true. Depending on the age of your system and how well you maintain it, an HVAC replacement may be necessary every 10-15 years. Regular maintenance can help extend the life of your system but even with a properly maintained system, components will eventually wear out and need to be replaced.
At J&K Heating & Cooling, we pride ourselves on our ability to help you get the most out of your HVAC system for as long as possible. We provide routine maintenance services that can help extend the life of your system and ensure it is running efficiently all year round.
When it comes time to replace your HVAC system, we are here to help! We can provide you with a free estimate on installation and recommend the best options for your home. Contact us today to discuss your needs and get started on keeping your home comfortable all year round! Call us at (734) 587-3184 to get service today