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Air Conditioning Myths that Are Costing You Money

When we visit our customer’s homes, we are often asked about tips and tricks regarding the homeowner’s heating and cooling system. had a recent blog clarifying some myths that often get asked about air conditioners and maintenance. Truth be told, these myths may actually be costing you money. Read on to learn more.

1. Myth: Turn the temperature down for a quicker adjustment.

Fact: It’s not dependent on how much you turn it down, rather the amount of time it takes to get to the actual temperature you want. This will hurt you in the long run if you forget about it running because you are spending more on the temperature adjustment than the actual temperature that you want.

2: Myth: The size of your A/C Unit isn’t important.

Fact: It depends on the size of your home in comparison to your HVAC unit. Issues can surface with your HVAC unit if it is too small or too large for the size of your home. A knowledgeable employee at Viviano will not only look at your home to determine the best installation size but will also ensure it’s the perfect fit for you and your family.

3. Myth: Changing the air filters isn’t important.

Fact: Changing your filter can be the difference between spending a little money now vs. a lot in the long run. The filter can get clogged and if that happens, your HVAC unit is working twice as hard to cool your space which can mean higher utility bills. Consider changing your air filter every 30-90 days to ensure this is a non-issue. Stay ahead of the curve, and if you have further questions, one of our trained specialists can make sure your unit is operating at its highest efficiency.

4. Myth: All HVAC units are self-managing and don’t need maintenance.

Fact: All HVAC units need maintenance in order to keep them running at their highest capacity. We want the best for you and your home, and by signing on to our maintenance program, we are typically able to find problems before they even happen. Why wait? Call us at Vivano Heating & Cooling and we’ll make sure your HVAC is running efficiently each and every day.

5. Myth: Run your HVAC system until it quits.

Fact: When you run your HVAC system into the ground, then you are hurting yourself in the long run. Older, aging systems will cost you, the homeowner, more money over time. Constant repairs and inefficient systems should be replaced. You want your home to be a blissful place with the correct temperature instead of struggling to get a perfect balance. You can plan for these expenses rather than just waiting for your older unit to completely fail on you. At Viviano, we also offer a finance program to get your HVAC working at its best again while also making it easier on your pocketbook.

Viviano Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help you make a difference in your home. Give us a call at 618-345-7498 to see how we can help answer any questions you may have and help you avoid myths surrounding your home’s heating and cooling system. We’ve been putting our customer’s comfort at the forefront since 1989! You can also find us online at