Don’t fall for the hot air – you can’t believe everything you read, especially as it relates to heating, air conditioning, and plumbing! When it comes to keeping your home cozy and comfortable, mistakes can cost you big time. Don’t worry, Roy’s is here to separate fact from fiction and save you from mythical headaches.
Myth Buster #1: Air Filters? Who Needs ‘Em?
Your air filter is like the frontline defense against pollen, pollution, and other intruders. They may be invisible, but they can wreak havoc on your A/C system’s efficiency. So, it’s important to swap out that filter every 30-90 days to keep things running smoothly and give your system a break. Need help picking the perfect filter for your system? We’ve got your back.
Fact Checker #1: Maintenance Matters, Folks!
Some might think a maintenance program is just a money drain, especially with today’s crazy inflation. But regular check-ups, safety inspections, and cleanings by our trained professionals can save you bucks on energy costs and extend your unit’s lifespan. Roy’s technicians will give your system a thorough clean-up, inspect all the moving parts, and spot potential problems. Oh, and did we mention members receive special discounts on service calls and repairs? Sign up for our Five Star Service Club maintenance program, and you’re in for a sweet deal.
Myth Buster #2: Turning Your Thermostat Off Saves Money
Trick question! Turning off your thermostat almost always costs you less. By default, you’re not wasting energy and money if your system isn’t running. But there are no savings when you constantly flip your system on and off. Turning your air off actually doesn’t save money in the end because your system is having to work harder to re-cool your home after it’s been turned off. Instead of shutting down the A/C while you’re out, set your thermostat to a higher temperature during vacation or embrace the wonders of a programmable thermostat. It’s all about finding that perfect balance for your family’s comfort.
Fact Checker #2: Temperature Tease, Not Temperature Shock
So, you’re back from your tropical getaway, and your home feels like an oven. Before you go cranking up the A/C to Arctic levels, hold up! Rapid temperature changes can stress out your AC system. Take it slow, adjust the thermostat a couple of degrees at a time for a chill that won’t send your system into a frenzy.
Myth Buster #3: Closing Vents, Saving Cents?
The idea sounds tempting, right? Close off vents in rooms you never use, and voila, money is saved! Well, not so fast. Your home was designed for comfort, and blocking airflow can actually make your system work harder. That’s not good for anyone. Plus, it could lead to ductwork cracks or leaks. Let the air flow freely, and your AC system will thank you.
Roy’s is on a mission to keep your Western NY home cozy and cool. Give us a call at 716-218-1106 to schedule your maintenance today. We’ve got your heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical needs covered.