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HVAC - Separating Myth From Fact

HVAC - Separating Myth From Fact

In California, air conditioners aren’t just a luxury – they are a necessity. In this blog, our Murrieta HVAC experts take a look at some of the most common myths surrounding air conditioners, heat pumps, and all things HVAC.

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Myth #1: Leaving Your Fan On All Day Will Help Cool Your Home

In the summer months, it’s common to see people running their ceiling or floorstanding fans all day – even when they aren’t home. Contrary to popular belief, however, fans do NOT cool the air in your home. Instead, they work by cooling your skin – when you aren’t home, there’s no point in having your fan on.

Myth #2: Heat Pumps Run Year-Round, So They Don’t Last Long

Since heat pumps both cool and heat homes, many people think that they won’t last very long. In reality, these devices can last a long time with regular usage – typically up to 15 years. However, it is critical that you properly maintain your heat pump, repair it when necessary, and keep it dirt-free!

Myth #3: Lowering the Thermostat Will Cool Your Home Faster

In an effort to cool their homes faster, many people will turn the thermostat lower than the desired temperature – down to 68° rather than 70°, for example. However, lowering the temperature will not make your home cool down faster – it will simply make the AC unit run longer.

Myth #4: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

Air conditioners, furnaces, and heat pumps are typically “set it and forget it” appliances for most homeowners. As such, people often neglect to regularly maintain their HVAC systems. Just like a car, however, failing to address problems early on can cost you far more money in the long run.

For superior heating & cooling services in Murrieta, California, contact Correy Baker Heating & Air today at (951) 419-4146.


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