Busting the Myths: Heating & Cooling Repair and Installation

When it comes to heating and cooling systems in our homes, we all have our beliefs – some true, some false. Today, we’re set to debunk some common heating and cooling myths in a bid to help you efficiently manage your home environment.

The Bigger, The Better: A Popular Misconception

Myth 1: Bigger systems offer better performance. It is a common belief that opting for a larger heating or cooling system will ensure better results. In fact, an oversized system can lead to numerous issues such as high energy consumption, frequent cycling, ineffective humidity control, and inconsistencies in temperature. At Mechanical Comfort Systems, we ensure that our clients get systems that match the size of their homes, resulting in effective and efficient temperature regulation.

Setting Lower Temperatures: Is it More Efficient?

Myth 2: Your home heats or cools faster set at lower or higher temperatures. It may seem logical that setting a higher temperature for heating, or a lower one for cooling results in achieving the comfort level you desire in less time. However, HVAC systems work at a constant rate, disregarding the set temperature. Rapidly lowering or raising the setpoint won’t speed up the process but may result in your system working overtime and increasing electricity bills.

The Truth Behind Closing Unused Vents

Myth 3: Closing vents in unused rooms save energy. One might think it makes sense to close the vents in an unoccupied room to save on energy costs, but this can actually put extra pressure on your HVAC system. Your heating and cooling system has already allocated the correct amount of energy to adequately moderate your entire home, including unused rooms, and altering this can cause the system to work harder, reducing efficiency, and potentially leading to damage.

At Mechanical Comfort Systems, we are committed to providing accurate and beneficial advice about your heating and cooling repair, service, and installation needs. Feel free to contact us anytime for more insights and professional consultation regarding your HVAC systems.