Separating HVAC Fact from Fiction

Myths surrounding heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can lead to misunderstandings and inefficient home cooling. At Oakmont Mechanical, we strive to educate our customers and dispel common misconceptions. Here are a few HVAC myths, debunked:

Myth #1: Closing vents saves energy.

Many homeowners believe that closing vents in unused rooms will reduce energy costs. However, this practice can actually put additional strain on your HVAC system, causing it to work harder and use more energy. It’s best to keep vents open and maintain proper airflow throughout the home.

Myth #2: Bigger is better when it comes to HVAC systems.

  • An oversized HVAC unit can lead to:
    • Inefficient cooling and heating
    • Increased energy costs
    • Premature wear and tear
  • A properly sized system, tailored to your home’s needs, is crucial for optimal performance and energy efficiency.

Myth #3: HVAC maintenance is unnecessary.

Regular maintenance is essential for extending the lifespan of your HVAC system and ensuring it operates at peak efficiency. Neglecting routine check-ups and filter replacements can lead to costly repairs and higher energy bills down the line.

At Oakmont Mechanical, we prioritize education and transparency. Our knowledgeable technicians are always happy to address any questions or concerns you may have about your HVAC system. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or service appointment.