Myths Busted: Separating Fact from Fiction in HVAC and Plumbing

Welcome to HER Heating, Cooling & Plumbing’s Mythbuster Blog!

As a leading provider of HVAC and plumbing services serving Belton, MO, and the surrounding areas, we understand the importance of dispelling common myths and misconceptions. In today’s post, we’ll tackle some of the most prevalent myths in our industry and provide you with the facts you need to make informed decisions.

Myth 1: Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Saves Energy

This is a widespread belief, but it’s actually a myth. Closing vents can cause an imbalance in your HVAC system, leading to inefficient operation and potentially damaging your equipment. Instead, we recommend keeping all vents open and adjusting the thermostat to your desired temperature.

Myth 2: Water Heater Maintenance is Unnecessary

Many homeowners believe that water heaters are a “set it and forget it” appliance, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Regular maintenance, such as flushing the tank and inspecting the anode rod, can extend the lifespan of your water heater and prevent costly repairs or replacements.

Myth 3: Commercial HVAC Systems Don’t Need Regular Servicing

Just like residential systems, commercial HVAC units require regular maintenance to ensure optimal performance, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality. Neglecting routine servicing can lead to breakdowns, higher energy bills, and potential health risks for occupants.

Myth 4: AC Installation is a DIY Project

While some homeowners may be tempted to tackle AC installation themselves, this is a job best left to professionals. Improper installation can lead to inefficient cooling, premature system failure, and even safety hazards.

Myth 5: Air Conditioning Maintenance is Only Necessary in Summer

While it’s true that your AC system works harder during the summer months, maintenance should be a year-round priority. Regular cleaning, filter replacements, and inspections can help prevent breakdowns and ensure your system is ready to tackle the summer heat.

At HER Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we pride ourselves on providing top-notch services and educating our customers on the best practices for HVAC and plumbing maintenance. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns you may have. Remember, when it comes to your home’s comfort and efficiency, don’t call him, call HER!