Can you believe that as of March 20th, it’s officially spring? The long-awaited warmer temperatures are finally in sight. Though you might be warm-weather ready, your HVAC system in Chicago may not be. As being energy efficient is always something on people’s minds, we wanted to debunk some common myths circulating (pun intended) about air conditioning.
Myth 1: “It’s easy to tell where I’m losing energy in my home.”
While as a homeowner, your main focus is probably on making sure your windows and doorframes are sealed. But it’s important to note that most air leaks are hidden from view and occur around chimneys, ductwork, pipes and other unexpected places.
Myth 2: “I can fix hot rooms by putting an air conditioner in the window.”
That’s like putting a Band-Aid on your HVAC system. One hot room in your house is often a sign of poor air flow in your house. It’s always best to attack the source of the problem, and this investment will save you money down the road.
Myth 3: “Dehumidifiers are the best solution for my damp basement.”
If your basement is full of moisture, mildew and foul smells, there’s likely a bigger issue at hand that your dehumidifier can’t fix. As mentioned above, it’s best to find the source of the issue instead of implementing a quick fix.
Myth 4: “If my HVAC system is on for a short period of time, I’ll save money”
As a matter of fact, HVAC systems use more energy in the first 3-5 minutes of running than they do in the next 25 minutes of running. Constantly turning your system on and off to deal with the weather is going to end up costing you more in the long run.
If you have questions about your HVAC in Chicago, Heatmasters is here to help! As we’ve been serving the Chicagoland area for 50+ years, contact us to experience the Heatmasters difference.