5 Major HVAC Services Myths

5 Major HVAC Services Myths

5 Major HVAC Services Myths

An HVAC system is there to keep you comfortable all year round, whether from the humid summer heat, or a dreary, cold winter day. 

There are several misconceptions and conflicting opinions floating around regarding HVAC services. It becomes difficult for the average homeowner to separate the myths from the facts.  

Knowing the truth will help you pick the right system to install in your home and keep it in tip-top shape. Here are five common myths surrounding HVAC services.

Facts and Myths about HVAC Services

Myth No. 1: A yearly filter change is enough.

Myth No. 1: A yearly filter change is enough. 

Fact: While it would be great to change your filter yearly, it’s not enough and could cost you more in the long run. 

An HVAC system is continuously running, most of the time every day, all year long. Imagine the amount of gunk the filter stops from escaping into your living spaces. 

It could be anything from pet hair, dander, dust – you name it. That’s why you must clean your filter at least once a month and change it after three months. 

It will help the system have consistent airflow and work more efficiently. 

Myth No. 2: It’s best to install the largest HVAC system.

Myth No. 2: It’s best to install the largest HVAC system. 

Fact: An HVAC system that’s too large for a home is wasted potential. It’s like buying a second unit that does nothing when the other is more than adequate to handle the job. 

You’ll be wasting money for nothing, and that’s why you need the opinion of an experienced HVAC Specialist who has the knowledge to determine the correct size HVAC to fit your home. 

Myth No. 3: You’ll only need maintenance when your HVAC system breaks down.

Myth No. 3: You’ll only need maintenance when your HVAC system breaks down. 

Fact: You go to the doctor for regular checkups to know how to keep yourself healthy and prevent you from being sick. It’s better to discover an illness early than deal with it when it’s too late. 

The same should apply to your home’s HVAC system. Why wait for it to break down and cost you more money down the road? What if it happens in the worst part of Winter? 

Regular maintenance will keep your system running smoothly, and it will also prolong its service life. It may also save you money by fixing problems that increase your monthly heating bill. 

Myth No. 4: HVAC leaks inside your house are easy to find.

Myth No. 4: HVAC leaks inside your house are easy to find.

Fact: You may spot a few, but that doesn’t guarantee you got all of them, especially the biggest ones. HVAC specialist technicians have a foolproof method of identifying all the leaks.

It’s their job to hunt down all problems and not just leaks after all. And they can correctly seal any hole so that it won’t let the cold or heat escape. 

Myth No. 5: The thermostat is the best way to ensure the correct temperature.

Fact: It’s the thermostat that controls the temperature. However, you don’t know if the system is working double-time to maintain it at the level you want.

It usually happens to HVACs that have been allowed to run for long intervals without any maintenance. It may seem to be working well, but inefficiency could also be doubling your heating and air-conditioning expenses.

The problem could be with your furnace, air-conditioner, or leaks in the ducting. If it gets worse, it will have problems reaching your desired setting.

The only answer to this issue is regular maintenance, where you’ll know for sure if your HVAC system is running at peak efficiency or not.  

Frequently asked questions

Now that we’ve debunked some of these popular HVAC Service myths, let’s answer some FAQs. 

What is an HVAC service?

You hire an HVAC service for its expertise to install, maintain, and fix any problem in your home HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning) system. 

What are the services that an HVAC service provides? 

  • Figuring out the HVAC system that would be right for your home
  • Replacing an old or installing a new HVAC system in your home
  • Doing regular maintenance to ensure it runs smoothly and efficiently
  • Troubleshooting and fixing all problems with your system
  • Finding all leaks and patching them 

How much money do I save with routine HVAC service?

Ideally, you would have an HVAC service provide routine HVAC maintenance at least twice a year. Doing so would save more money on your monthly bills and from costly repairs. 

To give you a better idea, Air Professionals Heating & Air Conditioning says its maintenance costs only $130. On the other hand, installing or replacing a new HVAC on a 2,000 sq ft home typically costs between $6,000-$12,000.

Hiring an HVAC service to perform bi-annual or annual maintenance for a regular fee will keep your HVAC running efficiently. 

An HVAC running at peak efficiency will pay for its maintenance and more from the savings you’ll get on your monthly energy bill. Regular care will also prolong its service life.  

How should I choose an HVAC service company?

With so many HVAC companies offering their services, it can be hard to pick the right one. It’s always smart to read customer reviews about them online if possible.

Also, consider these following steps:

  1. Hire HVAC services that only work with licensed professionals who meet all state requirements.
  2. Get a second opinion from another company and carefully study and compare their estimates. Weigh the pros and cons of each service to figure out which one is better.
  3. Don’t proceed without any official proposal from the HVAC company and a signed agreement from both parties. You can only trust them if there’s a binding agreement that you can fall back on should you have any problems with their service later on. 

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sunday bradlee
sunday bradlee
Hilmi is polite, professional and knowledgable. I have found this company always provides excellent service.
Mark Keller
Mark Keller
Nicholas was just AWESOME !!!! Very knowledgeable and answered every question I had (and I had a LOT). Great experience with Air Professionals and will always be using them for my HVAC needs.
Jason Ganovsky
Jason Ganovsky
So grateful for Sean and the crew at Air Professionals! It's invaluable these days to find a source of honest, impartial advice. If you have a chance to work with them, take it!
Daniel Ang
Daniel Ang
HIlmi is very patient and detail oriented. Thanks.
Lawrence Schwartz
Lawrence Schwartz
We couldn't be more pleased with the entire process of ordering through installing our replacement Carrier a/c system. From the owner to the project manager to the installation crew and office staff - all provided courteous, knowledgeable, and professional service while taking the time to answer many questions. Fairly priced, highly recommended!
Melissa Davis
Melissa Davis
Greg was fantastic. He went above and beyond and was a great communicator.
Margaret Dailey
Margaret Dailey
Anthony Dileo arrived on time and was quite professional. He did the maintenance on my A/C in a timely manner and asked if I had questions or concerns. He was very polite.
Chad Farer
Chad Farer
Great service, on time and always do a complete job. They also are great at answering all questions asked !!! Would direct anyone to this company to anyone who asks about this type of work !!I would like to add that your tech picked up the smell of gas outside. Turns out there was a small leak which is now corrected !
Henry Miller
Henry Miller
Brian was very professional and helpful as he performed annual preventative maintenance on our AC units. Highly competent and made his evaluation relatable to someone who is not trained in this industry. I highly recommend this company.
Lindsay Licwinko
Lindsay Licwinko
Always on time, always friendly and always professional. I use them for all of my HVAC repairs and servicing and I always refer them to friends and family.
Deborah Labbadia
Deborah Labbadia
Greg came for a “no AC” problem for my tenant within an hour of my calling. He quickly found the issue, fixed it and then looked at everything just to be sure there were no other big issues. Really appreciate the prompt and professional service. Highly recommend!
Jane Beale
Jane Beale
Everything good!
Elliot Stetson
Elliot Stetson
Greg was the technician who did the Air Conditioner maintenance and went above and beyond the basics. He did an excellent job, meticulous and careful. Air Professionals put my existing unit in and have been excellent in their follow up service. No one regret.
Karen Hoff
Karen Hoff
On time, efficient, took care of our concerns
Sharon Poinier
Sharon Poinier
Our technician, Ryan, was the most knowledgeable one we have ever had. He explained everything in detail, and taught me so much about our A/C system. He gave me tips on various steps we could take to optimize the life and efficiency of our system. He also gave us valuable information about heat pumps and the ways in which they have been improved in recent years. Also, he explained how much a heat pump could save us in energy costs. Definitely food for thought!
Gailen Hart
Gailen Hart
Air Professionals did excellent job replacing 19 year old HVAC unit with new Carrier unit - Heat Pump, Heating, and A/C.Completed job in one day. Very clean installation.Tech showed us how to operate new unit.Also really like new WiFi connection.And the energy rebates and Air Professional discounts made this a very good deal.
Norman Torgerson
Norman Torgerson
Greg, Outstanding service; thorough, efficient and informative! Air Professionals -- highly recommended!
Bonnie Davis
Bonnie Davis
Service was on time and very efficient. Service person Ryan was very courteous and respectful of my home. He had some very helpful suggestions for safety of my A/C and furnace. I highly recommend this company and their service people.
Irish God
Irish God
Tech came as scheduled.He resolved the issue in a few minutes.Definitely recommend.
Cheryl Brown
Cheryl Brown
Excellent service, always on time. Happy to have heat!
Cheryl Smagala
Cheryl Smagala
We have been using Air Professionals for years for both our heating and AC systems. We have always been pleased with their service and their attention to details. I would highly recommend them.
Bruce Stout
Bruce Stout
Air Professionals are truly professional. Competent, considerate and on time. Explain everything that did and found clearly and concisely.
andrew miller
andrew miller
Very professional in every way.
shield maiden
shield maiden
My AC went down and I called Air Professionals. They arrived within half and hour and Greg had them issue repaired within 20 mins! They are always polite and professional and do and excellent job. Highly recommend them!!!
Philip Valese
Philip Valese
Antonio and John performed a follow up service on our ductless unit to check the freon pressure and see if there were any system leaks. All checked out fine.
Mike K.
Mike K.
I've used their services in both the spring and fall and have always been completely satisfied. Professional, prompt and courteous attention to detail from the beginning scheduling to the final service has always been my experience.
Haralambo Balabanis
Haralambo Balabanis
Excellent job very happy with the service
Elise Korn
Elise Korn
They are knowledgeable and stand by their work all the way through. Professional and very pleasant to work with.
Kathleen Rule
Kathleen Rule
Always professional and solve the problem promptly!
Joe M.
Joe M.
Greg announced his arrival in advance and got here on time to service my furnace under the annual maintenance plan. Everything checked out. A few minor issues were remedied and I could not be happier with the service.
Richard Thompson
Richard Thompson
Greg kept me informed about his expected arrival time. When he arrived he took a look at my furnace, diagnosed the issues, and fixed them while explaining to me exactly what the problem was. I could not have asked for a better experience and would recommend him to anyone.
Michael Salerno
Michael Salerno
I have been using Air Professionals for nearly two decades and they continously exceed my expectations. Thank you!
Renni Turillo
Renni Turillo
I’ve been using Air Professionals since a “real” person used to answer the phone!! They have always been very professional, courteous and knowledgeable. They are always on time, always polite and a pleasure to do business with ~
Ed Mahieu
Ed Mahieu
Air Professionals installed and setup 3 Zone system. The job was well done and follow up were efficient.
Al Addvensky
Al Addvensky
We have been using Air Professionals ~18 years now and they have always been very professional, courteous and knowledgeable. They are careful and respectful of your home, during installations and routine maintenance. Shane was here on 5/2/23 for the annual A.C. preventive maintenance and he was extremely thorough. Keep up the excellent work!
J. VIn
J. VIn
I've used Air Professionals for years. They are honest, dependable and are incredibly professional. We just had a new ductless system installed to replace our old one and they were incredibly fair in how they treated us. The guys who installed it could not have been better. Thorough, knowledgeable and meticulous. They even vacuumed the rug behind a piece of furniture they had to move because our dogs hair had built up there! This company goes above and beyond. I highly recommend!
erick carrero
erick carrero
Very professional and kind. Great service. Looking forward to doing more business with them
Ron Burd
Ron Burd
Called ahead and showed up early. Was polite, friendly and knowledgeable. I have used Air Professionals for many years.I am always very pleased with their work!
Martin Jernigan
Martin Jernigan
Of course you have a problem with your heat pump on Thanksgiving eve!! I reached out to Sean (who sold us the new system in June) and also left a message at the on-call technician. Sean called me back walked through the steps to check the condensation pump and clean the trap.. Then Ryan (on call) walked through similar steps. Then it happened... he suggested to check the secondary emergency switch (the red emergency shutoff at the top of the basement stairs)... yep.. that was it. It was off... (and of course NO one in the house touched it! lol). There is humor in this one.. yet Sean and Ryan both responded promptly and were very professional. Being it's Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the service level expectation from Air Professionals. I was trying to take care of my family's needs for the holiday, and both Sean and Ryan stepped away from theirs to help. Thank you!!! Happy Thanksgiving!
W Irvine
W Irvine
Great, efficient service!
Glenn Lipomanis
Glenn Lipomanis
Our technician Greg is awesome. Patient, thorough, and professional. I feel we are in good hands with him.
Paul Hahofer
Paul Hahofer
Professional and courteous. Extremely knowledgeable technician that took the time to explain what he observed and the overall status of my furnace
Carmine Napoli
Carmine Napoli
Ryan serviced my heating today. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He explained everything to me. I highly recommend Air Professionals and Ryan!!!
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sunday bradlee
sunday bradlee
Hilmi is polite, professional and knowledgable. I have found this company always provides excellent service.
Mark Keller
Mark Keller
Nicholas was just AWESOME !!!! Very knowledgeable and answered every question I had (and I had a LOT). Great experience with Air Professionals and will always be using them for my HVAC needs.
Jason Ganovsky
Jason Ganovsky
So grateful for Sean and the crew at Air Professionals! It's invaluable these days to find a source of honest, impartial advice. If you have a chance to work with them, take it!
Daniel Ang
Daniel Ang
HIlmi is very patient and detail oriented. Thanks.
Lawrence Schwartz
Lawrence Schwartz
We couldn't be more pleased with the entire process of ordering through installing our replacement Carrier a/c system. From the owner to the project manager to the installation crew and office staff - all provided courteous, knowledgeable, and professional service while taking the time to answer many questions. Fairly priced, highly recommended!
Melissa Davis
Melissa Davis
Greg was fantastic. He went above and beyond and was a great communicator.
Margaret Dailey
Margaret Dailey
Anthony Dileo arrived on time and was quite professional. He did the maintenance on my A/C in a timely manner and asked if I had questions or concerns. He was very polite.
Chad Farer
Chad Farer
Great service, on time and always do a complete job. They also are great at answering all questions asked !!! Would direct anyone to this company to anyone who asks about this type of work !!I would like to add that your tech picked up the smell of gas outside. Turns out there was a small leak which is now corrected !
Henry Miller
Henry Miller
Brian was very professional and helpful as he performed annual preventative maintenance on our AC units. Highly competent and made his evaluation relatable to someone who is not trained in this industry. I highly recommend this company.
Lindsay Licwinko
Lindsay Licwinko
Always on time, always friendly and always professional. I use them for all of my HVAC repairs and servicing and I always refer them to friends and family.
Deborah Labbadia
Deborah Labbadia
Greg came for a “no AC” problem for my tenant within an hour of my calling. He quickly found the issue, fixed it and then looked at everything just to be sure there were no other big issues. Really appreciate the prompt and professional service. Highly recommend!
Jane Beale
Jane Beale
Everything good!
Elliot Stetson
Elliot Stetson
Greg was the technician who did the Air Conditioner maintenance and went above and beyond the basics. He did an excellent job, meticulous and careful. Air Professionals put my existing unit in and have been excellent in their follow up service. No one regret.
Karen Hoff
Karen Hoff
On time, efficient, took care of our concerns
Sharon Poinier
Sharon Poinier
Our technician, Ryan, was the most knowledgeable one we have ever had. He explained everything in detail, and taught me so much about our A/C system. He gave me tips on various steps we could take to optimize the life and efficiency of our system. He also gave us valuable information about heat pumps and the ways in which they have been improved in recent years. Also, he explained how much a heat pump could save us in energy costs. Definitely food for thought!
Gailen Hart
Gailen Hart
Air Professionals did excellent job replacing 19 year old HVAC unit with new Carrier unit - Heat Pump, Heating, and A/C.Completed job in one day. Very clean installation.Tech showed us how to operate new unit.Also really like new WiFi connection.And the energy rebates and Air Professional discounts made this a very good deal.
Norman Torgerson
Norman Torgerson
Greg, Outstanding service; thorough, efficient and informative! Air Professionals -- highly recommended!
Bonnie Davis
Bonnie Davis
Service was on time and very efficient. Service person Ryan was very courteous and respectful of my home. He had some very helpful suggestions for safety of my A/C and furnace. I highly recommend this company and their service people.
Irish God
Irish God
Tech came as scheduled.He resolved the issue in a few minutes.Definitely recommend.
Cheryl Brown
Cheryl Brown
Excellent service, always on time. Happy to have heat!
Cheryl Smagala
Cheryl Smagala
We have been using Air Professionals for years for both our heating and AC systems. We have always been pleased with their service and their attention to details. I would highly recommend them.
Bruce Stout
Bruce Stout
Air Professionals are truly professional. Competent, considerate and on time. Explain everything that did and found clearly and concisely.
andrew miller
andrew miller
Very professional in every way.
shield maiden
shield maiden
My AC went down and I called Air Professionals. They arrived within half and hour and Greg had them issue repaired within 20 mins! They are always polite and professional and do and excellent job. Highly recommend them!!!
Philip Valese
Philip Valese
Antonio and John performed a follow up service on our ductless unit to check the freon pressure and see if there were any system leaks. All checked out fine.
Mike K.
Mike K.
I've used their services in both the spring and fall and have always been completely satisfied. Professional, prompt and courteous attention to detail from the beginning scheduling to the final service has always been my experience.
Haralambo Balabanis
Haralambo Balabanis
Excellent job very happy with the service
Elise Korn
Elise Korn
They are knowledgeable and stand by their work all the way through. Professional and very pleasant to work with.
Kathleen Rule
Kathleen Rule
Always professional and solve the problem promptly!
Joe M.
Joe M.
Greg announced his arrival in advance and got here on time to service my furnace under the annual maintenance plan. Everything checked out. A few minor issues were remedied and I could not be happier with the service.
Richard Thompson
Richard Thompson
Greg kept me informed about his expected arrival time. When he arrived he took a look at my furnace, diagnosed the issues, and fixed them while explaining to me exactly what the problem was. I could not have asked for a better experience and would recommend him to anyone.
Michael Salerno
Michael Salerno
I have been using Air Professionals for nearly two decades and they continously exceed my expectations. Thank you!
Renni Turillo
Renni Turillo
I’ve been using Air Professionals since a “real” person used to answer the phone!! They have always been very professional, courteous and knowledgeable. They are always on time, always polite and a pleasure to do business with ~
Ed Mahieu
Ed Mahieu
Air Professionals installed and setup 3 Zone system. The job was well done and follow up were efficient.
Al Addvensky
Al Addvensky
We have been using Air Professionals ~18 years now and they have always been very professional, courteous and knowledgeable. They are careful and respectful of your home, during installations and routine maintenance. Shane was here on 5/2/23 for the annual A.C. preventive maintenance and he was extremely thorough. Keep up the excellent work!
J. VIn
J. VIn
I've used Air Professionals for years. They are honest, dependable and are incredibly professional. We just had a new ductless system installed to replace our old one and they were incredibly fair in how they treated us. The guys who installed it could not have been better. Thorough, knowledgeable and meticulous. They even vacuumed the rug behind a piece of furniture they had to move because our dogs hair had built up there! This company goes above and beyond. I highly recommend!
erick carrero
erick carrero
Very professional and kind. Great service. Looking forward to doing more business with them
Ron Burd
Ron Burd
Called ahead and showed up early. Was polite, friendly and knowledgeable. I have used Air Professionals for many years.I am always very pleased with their work!
Martin Jernigan
Martin Jernigan
Of course you have a problem with your heat pump on Thanksgiving eve!! I reached out to Sean (who sold us the new system in June) and also left a message at the on-call technician. Sean called me back walked through the steps to check the condensation pump and clean the trap.. Then Ryan (on call) walked through similar steps. Then it happened... he suggested to check the secondary emergency switch (the red emergency shutoff at the top of the basement stairs)... yep.. that was it. It was off... (and of course NO one in the house touched it! lol). There is humor in this one.. yet Sean and Ryan both responded promptly and were very professional. Being it's Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the service level expectation from Air Professionals. I was trying to take care of my family's needs for the holiday, and both Sean and Ryan stepped away from theirs to help. Thank you!!! Happy Thanksgiving!
W Irvine
W Irvine
Great, efficient service!
Glenn Lipomanis
Glenn Lipomanis
Our technician Greg is awesome. Patient, thorough, and professional. I feel we are in good hands with him.
Paul Hahofer
Paul Hahofer
Professional and courteous. Extremely knowledgeable technician that took the time to explain what he observed and the overall status of my furnace
Carmine Napoli
Carmine Napoli
Ryan serviced my heating today. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He explained everything to me. I highly recommend Air Professionals and Ryan!!!
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