As Edmonton homeowners, we all want to ensure our living spaces are comfortable year-round. That’s why proper furnace and air conditioner installations are essential.
However, there are several misconceptions regarding these installations. In this article, we’ll debunk six common myths about furnace and air conditioner installations to help you make informed decisions for your home comfort system.
Myths About Furnace Installations.
1. Bigger is Better for Furnaces.
One prevalent misconception is that a larger furnace will provide better heating performance. The truth is that an oversized furnace can lead to numerous issues, including uneven heating, higher energy bills, and unnecessary wear and tear on the system. A professional HVAC technician can perform calculations to determine the appropriate furnace size based on your home’s specific heating needs.
2. Furnace Maintenance Isn’t Necessary for New Units.
New furnace, no worries, right? Not always. Regular maintenance is still crucial, even for brand-new furnaces. As a rule of thumb, we suggest that your new furnace receives maintenance every 2 years. However, if your furnace happens to be 10 years old or more, we suggest yearly maintenance on the unit. Proper maintenance ensures optimal performance, efficiency, and longevity. Skipping maintenance could lead to early wear and tear, decreased efficiency, and potential breakdowns.
3. DIY Furnace Installations Save Money.
With the abundance of online tutorials, some homeowners might consider taking on a DIY furnace installation to save money. However, furnace installation is a complex task that requires specialized knowledge and equipment. Improper installation can lead to safety hazards, decreased efficiency, and voided warranties. It’s best to rely on trained HVAC professionals for installation.
Your home comfort doesn’t need to be a guessing game. As a proud dealer of Napoleon products, Ignite Heating & Air Conditioning can ensure the quality of the home comfort systems that we install into homes, along with the superior standard of work that our technicians perform during maintenance visits and installations
Myths About Air Conditioner Installations.
1. Lowering the Thermostat Cools Faster.
Many believe that setting the thermostat to the lowest temperature will cool the room faster. In reality, air conditioners work at a consistent pace, regardless of the thermostat setting. Setting the temperature excessively low only results in higher energy consumption without providing quicker cooling. Optimal temperature settings are recommended for both comfort and energy efficiency.
2. Closing Vents Saves Energy.
Closing vents in unused rooms to save energy is a common misconception. Modern HVAC systems are designed to work with a balanced airflow. Closing too many vents can disrupt this balance, leading to strain on the system and potential efficiency issues. Instead of closing vents, consider using a programmable thermostat to manage temperatures efficiently.
3. Air Conditioning Units are Noisy.
A common myth that our technicians hear regularly is that AC units are noisy and disruptive, however, this is untrue! Older models are typically noisier than newer ones, as the newer air conditioning models are built with sound in mind. Napoleon’s decibel rating for their air conditioning units range from 70dB to 74dB. To give you an idea of the sound level for these ratings, you could compare these decibel ratings to that of office noise, or the sound of a car driving by at 100 km/h. When all is going well, you probably won’t hear very much from your air conditioner. But, when things start to go wrong, new noises can pop up. If you hear any strange noises during the normal operation of your air conditioner, call a professional to accurately diagnose the problem.
Make Informed Decisions for Your Home Comfort.
As Edmonton homeowners, debunking these myths can help you make informed decisions when it comes to furnace and air conditioner installations. Avoid the pitfalls of oversizing your furnace, neglecting maintenance for new units, and attempting DIY installations. Similarly, for air conditioners, understand that thermostat settings, balanced airflow, and regular maintenance are key factors in optimizing performance and energy efficiency.
When it comes to installations and maintenance, partnering with reputable HVAC professionals is crucial. Companies like Ignite Heating & Air Conditioning provide expertise in furnace and air conditioner installations, ensuring that your home comfort system operates flawlessly, efficiently, and safely.
Reliable HVAC Installation Services in Edmonton.
Ready to ensure your home’s comfort all year round? Trust the experts at Ignite Heating and Air Conditioning to provide top-notch furnace and air conditioner installations. Say goodbye to myths and misinformation – our professional technicians have the knowledge and experience to deliver flawless and efficient solutions for your home comfort system. Don’t compromise on safety, efficiency, and comfort. Contact us today or visit our website to request a free quote and experience the Ignite difference. Your comfort is our priority!