Myths Debunked Thompson Plumbing Heating and AC

At Thompson Plumbing, Heating & AC, we understand that there are several myths and misconceptions surrounding our industry. In this blog post, we’ll address and debunk some of the most common ones to help you make informed decisions about your home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

Myth 1: Bigger is Always Better for HVAC Systems

Many homeowners believe that investing in a larger HVAC system will provide better cooling and heating performance. However, this is not always the case. An oversized system can lead to short cycling, which means it turns on and off frequently, resulting in uneven temperatures, increased energy consumption, and premature wear and tear on the equipment.

Myth 2: Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Saves Energy

Contrary to popular belief, closing vents in unused rooms does not save energy. In fact, it can put unnecessary strain on your HVAC system, leading to higher energy bills and potential damage to the equipment. HVAC systems are designed to operate with a balanced airflow, and closing vents disrupts this balance, causing the system to work harder and less efficiently.

Myth 3: Air Conditioning is Harmful to Health

While some people believe that air conditioning can cause illnesses or exacerbate respiratory problems, this is generally not true. Modern air conditioning systems are designed to filter out harmful pollutants and maintain optimal indoor air quality. However, it’s essential to maintain and regularly service your HVAC system to ensure it’s functioning correctly and not circulating contaminants.

Myth 4: Leaving the HVAC System Running While Away Saves Energy

Many homeowners believe that leaving their HVAC system running while they’re away from home helps maintain a consistent temperature and saves energy. However, this is not the case. It’s more energy-efficient to adjust your thermostat to a higher temperature in the summer or a lower temperature in the winter when you’re away from home, and then reset it to your preferred temperature when you return.

At Thompson Plumbing, Heating & AC, we’re committed to providing our customers with accurate information and high-quality services. If you have any questions or concerns about your HVAC system, don’t hesitate to contact our team of experienced professionals.