It’s hard work keeping a home in good condition. But do you actually know what’s necessary to keep your house looking and performing its best? There’s a lot of misinformation out there. Maintaining your home improperly can cause serious damage to your home and your wallet. Here are some of the most common maintenance myths.
Furnace Filter Replacement
Myth: A furnace filter only needs changing once in the winter and once in the summer.
The Truth: The replacement frequency depends on many elements:
- System operating time
- Quality of the filter
- Size of home
- Number of floors in the home
- Age of the home
All of these help determine how often a filter should be changed. Cheap fiberglass mesh filters must be changed more often (usually once a month) compared with the pricier “three month” pleated upgrade. There are also permanent filters which don’t need replacing, but rather cleaning. Need help deciding? Call MaintenX today. Our HVAC experts can help you decide the right filter strategy for your home.
Myth: The more insulation you have, the better insulated your home will be.
Truth: Attic insulation is one of the most cost-effective energy-saving improvements that can be made to your home. That said, installing too much insulation can actually be counterproductive. In order for insulation to be effective, air space should surround the material. That’s why you should hire a professional service to take care of your insulation needs.
Our expert technicians can help you assess your home maintenance needs. Give us a call today!