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Common HVAC Maintenance Myths Debunked

The internet is a great place to find helpful information on how to care for your HVAC system. Unfortunately, there is also information that is flat out wrong— and that’s a problem. Don’t fall victim to bad information. Take a look at these common HVAC maintenance myths to watch out for.  

HVAC maintenance myths debunked

Your HVAC Filters Should Be Changed Just Once a Year

Your HVAC filters are responsible for filtering debris in the air. If an air filter is dirty, it can’t do its job correctly. Many people believe that means changing them only once a year. This is not the best practice. Instead, aim to have them replaced every one to three months. 

Use it Until You Lose it

Homeowners often believe they should use their HVAC system until it gives out. However, this practice can end up costing you more money. HVAC systems that are outdated require more maintenance, and the money you spend on maintenance can end up being more than it would take to replace the system. A professional HVAC technician can tell you when is the best time to replace the system.

Your Thermostat is the Only Thing That Controls the Temperature

Although your thermostat is an important part of regulating your house’s temperature, it’s only one part of a larger system that regulates your home’s climate. Proper insulation and a well-functioning HVAC system are responsible for regulating the interior temperature. If any of those things are lacking, your house will not be as warm or as cool as you would like. 

HVAC Systems Don’t Require Maintenance

It doesn’t matter how fancy or new your HVAC system is — every system requires regular maintenance to run its best. Just like luxury cars need maintenance and healthy people go to the doctor for regular check-ups, your HVAC system needs a check-up. It’s always better to be proactive and order preventative maintenance rather than reactive and repair the system when it breaks down. 

Professional HVAC Maintenance from S&L Prime

Get ahead of your HVAC needs by scheduling regular maintenance with S&L Prime. As a Maryland HVAC company with years of experience, we help ensure that your system is running efficiently and smoothly. Contact us now to schedule an appointment.