Debunking HVAC Myths: What You Need to Know


When it comes to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, there are numerous myths and misconceptions floating around. At Bradley Heating & Air Conditioning, we understand the importance of separating fact from fiction. In this blog post, we’ll debunk some common HVAC myths and provide you with accurate information to help you make informed decisions.

Myth #1: Closing vents helps save energy

This is a widespread misconception. Closing vents in unused rooms can actually put extra strain on your HVAC system, causing it to work harder and potentially leading to higher energy bills. It’s best to keep all vents open and let the system distribute air evenly throughout your home.

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

While it’s tempting to think that a larger HVAC system will provide better cooling and heating, this isn’t always the case. An oversized system can lead to frequent cycling, inconsistent temperatures, and increased energy consumption. It’s crucial to have a professional assess your home’s specific needs and recommend the appropriate size for optimal efficiency and comfort.

Myth #3: Air conditioning is responsible for making people sick

Many people believe that air conditioning can cause colds, flu, or other illnesses. However, the truth is that air conditioning itself does not make people sick. Viruses and bacteria are the culprits behind these illnesses, and they can spread in any environment, regardless of whether air conditioning is present or not. Proper maintenance and regular filter changes can help ensure that your HVAC system circulates clean, healthy air.

By understanding the facts and separating myths from reality, you can make informed decisions regarding your HVAC system. At Bradley Heating & Air Conditioning, we prioritize education and transparency, ensuring that our customers have access to accurate information to maintain a comfortable and energy-efficient home environment.