As a homeowner, you probably get a lot of advice about your air conditioning system, how it works, and the best way to keep it functioning. However, not everything people tell you will be correct, and you may end up in a bad situation if you believe them. Here are two myths you may have heard about A/C units that you should start ignoring.
Setting the Temperature Lower Will Cool the House Faster
It's not unheard of for homeowners to replace their furnace and air conditioning system at the same time. While tackling both systems at the same time comes with a steep price tag, there are plenty of reasons why you'd want to kill two birds with one stone.
1. Your Furnace and A/C are at the End of Their Lives
Most air conditioning systems have a functional lifespan of 10 to 15 years.
Are you tired of the dusty and stale air throughout your house that makes your eyes and throat dry, and that causes your skin to flake? If so, these allergy and irritant problems need to be fixed. You'll want to call your HVAC contractor. The contractor can examine the furnace and the ventilation system to see if there are any signs or complications, and test to see if the air is very dry.
When those hot summer months are approaching, you want to make sure you check on the condition of your AC so you know it is going to be up to the job of keeping you cool comfortably and efficiently. It is best if you have an HVAC technician come out to check on it before you turn it on, so they can make sure everything is running how it should and let you know if they find anything you need to be concerned about.
HVAC systems need maintenance. That goes without saying, but many people leave their system alone for years on end, without doing anything. Even the timely replacement of the furnace filter is something that many neglect.
This does not always mean you need to spend a bunch of money on professional services. You also need to do some DIY maintenance if you want to get the most productivity out of your heating and air conditioning.