Clearing the Air About HVAC Myths


When it comes to keeping your home comfortable, there are many myths surrounding HVAC systems that can lead to misconceptions and inefficient practices. In this blog post, we’ll debunk some common myths and provide you with accurate information from the experts at Highlands Quality Climate Control.

Myth #1: Bigger is Always Better

It’s a common belief that installing a larger air conditioning unit will ensure better cooling performance. However, this is not entirely true. An oversized unit will cycle on and off more frequently, leading to uneven cooling, increased energy consumption, and premature wear and tear on the system. The key is to have a properly sized unit that matches your home’s cooling needs.

Myth #2: Closing Vents Saves Energy

Many homeowners believe that closing vents in unused rooms can save energy. In reality, this practice can actually put additional strain on your HVAC system. When you close vents, it increases the air pressure in the ductwork, causing the system to work harder and potentially leading to leaks or other issues.

Myth #3: Air Conditioning Causes Colds and Flu

  • This is a common misconception, but the truth is that air conditioning itself does not cause colds or flu.
  • These illnesses are caused by viruses, not temperature or air movement.
  • However, rapid temperature changes can lower your body’s resistance to viruses, making you more susceptible to catching a cold or flu.

Myth #4: Maintenance is Unnecessary if the System is Working

Regular maintenance is crucial for ensuring the efficiency, longevity, and proper functioning of your HVAC system. Even if your unit appears to be working correctly, neglecting routine maintenance can lead to breakdowns, higher energy bills, and a shorter lifespan for your equipment.


By debunking these common myths, we hope to provide you with a better understanding of how to properly maintain and operate your HVAC system. If you have any further questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to the experts at Highlands Quality Climate Control. We’re here to ensure your comfort and energy efficiency all year round.