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Debunking Common Myths About Heating and Cooling Systems

When it comes to heating and cooling systems, there are numerous myths circulating that can lead to misconceptions and improper maintenance practices. At Young’s Heating & Cooling, we believe in providing our customers with accurate information to ensure their systems operate efficiently and last for years to come.

Myth 1: Closing Vents Saves Energy

Many homeowners believe that closing vents in unused rooms will save energy by preventing heated or cooled air from entering those spaces. However, this is a common misconception. Closing vents can actually increase the pressure in your ductwork, causing your system to work harder and potentially leading to leaks or other issues.

Myth 2: Bigger is Better for HVAC Systems

While it may seem logical to assume that a larger heating or cooling system will provide better performance, this is not necessarily true. An oversized system will cycle on and off more frequently, leading to uneven temperatures and increased energy consumption. A properly sized system, based on the square footage of your home and other factors, will operate more efficiently and provide consistent comfort.

Myth 3: Furnace Filters Only Need Changing Once a Year

This myth can be detrimental to the performance and longevity of your heating and cooling system. Furnace filters should be checked and replaced regularly, typically every 1-3 months, depending on factors such as the type of filter, the presence of pets, and the overall indoor air quality. Neglecting to change filters can restrict airflow, causing your system to work harder and potentially leading to breakdowns or costly repairs.

At Young’s Heating & Cooling, we prioritize educating our customers and providing them with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their heating and cooling systems. By debunking these common myths, we hope to empower homeowners to maintain their systems properly and enjoy reliable, energy-efficient comfort for years to come.