Separating Fact from Fiction in HVAC Systems

Myths surrounding indoor climate control have been circulating for years, leaving homeowners and business owners confused. At Absolute Mechanical Systems, we believe in educating our clients with accurate information to dispel these misconceptions. In this blog post, we’ll address a common myth and provide you with the facts you need to make informed decisions about your HVAC system.

Myth: Setting the thermostat higher or lower will heat or cool your space faster.

This myth is widespread, but it’s simply not true. Your HVAC system is designed to heat or cool your space at a predetermined rate, regardless of the temperature you set on the thermostat. Setting the thermostat to an extreme temperature won’t make the system work harder or faster.

The Facts:

  1. HVAC systems have a fixed capacity for heating or cooling.
  2. Setting the thermostat higher or lower than the desired temperature won’t change the rate at which the system operates.
  3. The system will continue to work at its maximum capacity until the desired temperature is reached.
  4. Overriding the thermostat setting can lead to energy waste and higher utility bills.

To maximize efficiency and comfort, it’s recommended to set the thermostat to the desired temperature and let the system regulate itself. Avoid frequent adjustments, as this can cause the system to work harder than necessary, leading to increased energy consumption and potential wear and tear.

At Absolute Mechanical Systems, we prioritize professional HVAC services and educating our customers. If you have any questions or concerns about your heating, cooling, or indoor air quality systems, our team of experts is here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or service appointment.