Separating Fact from Fiction HVAC Myths


When it comes to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, there are numerous myths and misconceptions that can lead to inefficient operation, increased energy costs, and even potential safety hazards. At Dycus Heating and Air, we believe in empowering our customers with accurate information to make informed decisions. In this blog post, we’ll debunk some common HVAC myths.

Myth #1: Closing vents saves energy

Many people believe that closing vents in unused rooms will save energy by reducing the workload on the HVAC system. However, this is a myth. HVAC systems are designed to operate with a balanced airflow, and closing vents can disrupt this balance, leading to increased strain on the system and potential damage.

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

  • Oversized HVAC units can lead to:
  • A properly sized HVAC unit, based on factors like square footage and insulation, will provide optimal performance and efficiency.

Myth #3: HVAC filters don’t need frequent replacement

Neglecting to change HVAC filters regularly can lead to reduced indoor air quality, decreased system efficiency, and potentially higher energy bills. Most filters should be replaced every 1-3 months, depending on the type and usage.

By understanding and debunking these common HVAC myths, homeowners and businesses can ensure their systems operate at peak performance, maximize energy efficiency, and provide a comfortable indoor environment. At Dycus Heating and Air, we prioritize education and transparency to help our customers make informed decisions about their HVAC needs.