Separating Fact from Fiction Heating and AC Myths


When it comes to maintaining your home’s heating and cooling systems, there are numerous myths that can lead to misinformation and ineffective practices. At Four Seasons Home Services, we understand the importance of dispelling these myths to ensure our customers receive reliable and accurate information.

Myth #1: Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Saves Energy

Many homeowners believe that closing vents in unused rooms can help conserve energy and reduce utility bills. However, this is a myth. Modern HVAC systems are designed to distribute air evenly throughout the entire home. Closing vents can disrupt this balance, causing the system to work harder and potentially leading to increased energy consumption and unnecessary wear and tear.

Myth #2: Bigger Air Conditioning Units Are Always Better

It’s a common misconception that larger air conditioning units are more effective at cooling a home. In reality, an oversized unit will cool the space too quickly, leading to frequent cycling and inefficient operation. Proper sizing is crucial for optimal performance and energy efficiency.

Myth #3: Routine Maintenance Is Unnecessary

  • Neglecting regular maintenance can lead to various issues, including:
    • Reduced efficiency
    • Higher energy bills
    • Increased risk of breakdowns
    • Shortened equipment lifespan
  • Regular maintenance by professional HVAC technicians can help ensure your system operates at peak performance and catch potential problems before they escalate.


At Four Seasons Home Services, we strive to provide our customers with reliable and accurate information to help them make informed decisions about their heating and cooling systems. By debunking these common myths, we hope to empower homeowners to take the necessary steps to maintain a comfortable and energy-efficient living environment.