Busting Common Heating and Cooling Myths

When it comes to your home’s air conditioning unit, there are numerous misconceptions floating around. At CBM Heating & Air, LLC, we’re dedicated to setting the record straight and providing you with reliable information. In this blog post, we’ll debunk some common myths about heating and cooling systems.

Myth #1: Closing Vents Saves Energy

Many homeowners believe that closing vents in unused rooms can help reduce energy consumption. However, this practice can actually put unnecessary strain on your HVAC system. When vents are closed, the system has to work harder to circulate air through the remaining open vents, leading to increased energy usage and potential damage.

Myth #2: Bigger HVAC Units Are Always Better

It’s a common misconception that larger heating and cooling units are more efficient. In reality, an oversized unit will cycle on and off more frequently, leading to uneven temperatures and higher energy bills. The key is to have a properly sized system that matches your home’s square footage and insulation levels.

Myth #3: HVAC Maintenance Is Unnecessary

Regular maintenance is crucial for the efficient operation and longevity of your heating and cooling system. Neglecting routine check-ups and tune-ups can lead to:

  • Reduced energy efficiency
  • Increased energy bills
  • Premature system failure

At CBM Heating & Air, LLC, we recommend scheduling annual maintenance visits to ensure your system is running at its best.

Myth #4: Air Filters Don’t Need Frequent Replacement

Dirty air filters can significantly impact the performance of your HVAC system. Clogged filters restrict airflow, causing the system to work harder and potentially leading to costly repairs or replacements. It’s recommended to change your air filters every 1-3 months, depending on the type of filter and the level of usage in your home.

By debunking these common myths, we hope to empower you with the knowledge to make informed decisions about your home’s heating and cooling needs. If you have any further questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to the experts at CBM Heating & Air, LLC.