Busting HVAC Myths for a Comfortable Home

At High Altitude Heating & Air, we understand the importance of reliable and efficient HVAC systems for maintaining a comfortable indoor environment. However, there are many myths surrounding HVAC maintenance and operation that can lead to misinformation and costly mistakes. In this blog post, we’ll debunk some common myths and provide you with the facts you need to ensure your system runs smoothly.

Myth #1: Bigger is Always Better

One common misconception is that a larger HVAC system will provide better cooling or heating. In reality, an oversized system can lead to inefficient operation, frequent cycling, and uneven temperature distribution throughout your home. It’s essential to have a professional HVAC contractor properly size your system based on factors such as square footage, insulation levels, and local climate conditions.

Myth #2: Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Saves Energy

  • Closing vents can actually increase the workload on your HVAC system, causing it to work harder and consume more energy.
  • It’s better to keep vents open and adjust the thermostat to accommodate the desired temperature in occupied rooms.

Myth #3: HVAC Filters Never Need Changing

Neglecting to change your HVAC filters can lead to poor indoor air quality, reduced airflow, and higher energy bills. Most experts recommend changing filters every 3-6 months, or more frequently if you have pets or live in a dusty area.

At High Altitude Heating & Air, we prioritize education and transparency to help our customers make informed decisions about their HVAC systems. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of experts for professional advice and services tailored to your specific needs.