Common HVAC Misconceptions that Every Homeowner Should Know

Common HVAC Misconceptions that Every Homeowner Should Know

by | Jul 2, 2024 | Blog, Cooling, Heating, Maintenance, Water Heater

At Great Guys Colorado, we understand the complexity of homeownership because we are homeowners. We want to help you understand the systems that keep your house running smoothly because home maintenance can be perplexing to owners at times.

We often face misconceptions that can lead to confusion and misinformed decisions among some of our customers. We will share some of the most common struggles related to HVAC, electrical systems, and water heaters.

Misconception #1: Tankless water heater instantly brings in hot water

Water heaters are critical for any house, providing hot water for showers, dishwashing, laundry, and other household chores. There are two main types of water heaters: tank and tankless.

A misconception is that tankless water heaters bring instant hot water when you turn on the tap.

In reality, these tankless water heaters do heat water on demand; there is actually a delay due to the travel the water takes from the heater to the facet, which is similar to tank heaters as well. 

Misconception #2: Maintenance is only needed when there is a problem.

One big misconception is that HVAC maintenance isn’t needed if the system appears to be working fine.

In reality, having regular maintenance on your home’s system helps any HVAC technician see potential issues before they become expensive repairs.

These checkups make you feel safer and more at ease knowing your HVAC systems are properly working. Doing this regularly will save you money on energy bills and extend the life of your equipment.

Misconception #3: The Bigger the HVAC System, the Better

Many homeowners think a larger HVAC system will cool and heat their homes more effectively.

In truth, an oversized system can start cycling on and off, which causes wear and tear, a surge in energy consumption in the home, and unpredictable temperatures.

Choosing a system that fits your home’s area and has specific heating and cooling requirements is crucial. Working with a team like us at Great Guys, you will be working with honest and trustworthy plumbers who have the best knowledge and effort for you.

Misconception #4: Setting the Thermostat Higher Will Heat Your Home Faster

As Coloradans, we know how coming home to a chilly house on a snowy blizzard day feels.

When this kind of weather occurs, it is hard not to be tempted to crank up the thermostat to quickly warm the house for you and your loved ones.

Unfortunately, HVAC systems heat constantly regardless of the temperature setting. Setting the thermostat higher than the desired temperature will not heat your home any faster, which can lead to overheating and wasted energy.

Understanding HVAC systems will help you avoid stress and questioning how your home is working regarding home maintenance. Working with an efficient and highly knowledgeable team will help you better understand these systems.

Regular maintenance by our qualified professionals ensures your systems will operate efficiently and safely, ultimately saving you money and enhancing your overall comfort in your home. Book a time with Great Guys Today! 

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