At Stout Heating and Air Conditioning, we’re always happy to share what we know with Rowan County, North Carolina homeowners so they can make informed decisions about their home comfort. One area that costs many people wasted time, money and frustration is home heating and cooling myths.
Here are three fake facts that we’d like to put to rest once and for all.
The Bigger The Air Conditioner, The Cooler You’ll Be. Not true. In fact, if the unit is too big for your home, not only will installation and operating costs be higher, it won’t even function properly. Common issues include frequent cycling on and off, high humidity and poor air distribution. An expert home comfort consultant should inspect your entire home to calculate the size unit you need for optimum comfort and efficiency.
Preventative Maintenance Is Money Wasted. Quite the contrary. By neglecting to have your furnace and air conditioner serviced regularly, you’re a sure bet to pay more in the long run – more in energy bills, more in repairs, and more in replacement costs due to reduced equipment life. Before the cooling and heating seasons, it’s a smart money move to have your system serviced by the Rowan County A/C and heating maintenance experts at Stout. We’ll conduct a through inspection and tune-up to improve performance and avoid costly breakdowns.
Closed Vents Save Money. The flawed thinking is that by closing vents in little-used rooms, you’ll direct air to the rooms you use most and be more energy efficient. The truth is, your heating and cooling system will use the same amount of energy and you’ll risk problems such as increased pressure and duct leaks, irregular humidity and air flow, and even equipment failure. Your heating and cooling system is specifically designed for a certain amount of space, vents and registers. Keeping all your vents open supports smooth, well-regulated operation.
There’s a lot of misinformation out there masquerading as truth, and following bad advice can be costly. If you have any questions about heating and cooling do’s and don’ts around your Rowan County, North Carolina home, give the experts at Stout Heating and Air Conditioning a call.
We’re easy to talk to and we know the art and science of home comfort inside and out. And those are facts to which our many customers can attest.