If you’re like most Westchase, Florida, homeowners, you want your HVAC system to run as efficiently as possible. Unfortunately, to keep their systems running efficiently, some homeowners buy into common myths. Here are a few common HVAC efficiency myths you should be aware of if you want your system to run the way it should.
Lower Energy Bills by Closing Vents
One of the most common HVAC efficiency myths is that you can save money on your monthly energy bills by closing the supply vents in rooms that you don’t need to heat or cool. On the contrary, closing your vents may end up increasing your energy bills.
When certain vents in your home are closed, it can restrict airflow in your system, which will cause your HVAC system to work harder. The harder your system works, the more energy it uses and the higher your monthly bills climb.
Lower Your Thermostat for Faster Cooling
Another myth related to your HVAC system’s efficiency is that if you set a lower temperature on your thermostat, your system will cool your house down quicker. Unfortunately, setting a lower temperature will not cause your house to cool faster. Your system can only cool your house as fast as it’s designed to. Your system cools at the same rate whether you set your thermostat at 60 or 70 degrees.
Turn Your System Off to Save
Many people believe that shutting their system off when they leave their house will save money, but this simply isn’t true. If you shut your HVAC system off, your house will warm up quickly. When you come back home, your system will need to work extra hard to cool your house again, costing you big money.
Scheduling regular maintenance is the best way to optimize HVAC efficiency. To learn more about our HVAC maintenance services, call Nuccio Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at 813-961-7895.