Demystifying HVAC Efficiency Misconceptions


At All Makes Heating and Air Conditioning Corp, we understand the importance of efficient air conditioning systems. However, there are several myths surrounding HVAC efficiency that need to be addressed. In this blog post, we will debunk some of the most common misconceptions.

Myth 1: Bigger is Always Better

Many homeowners believe that installing a larger air conditioning unit will ensure better cooling for their homes. However, this is not the case. An oversized unit will cool your space quickly, but it will also cycle on and off frequently, leading to inefficient operation and higher energy bills. The key is to have a properly sized unit that matches your home’s cooling needs.

Myth 2: Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Saves Energy

This myth is widely spread, but it’s actually counterproductive. Closing vents can increase the pressure in your ductwork, causing your system to work harder and potentially leading to indoor air quality issues. Instead, keep all vents open and adjust the thermostat to maintain a comfortable temperature throughout your home.

Myth 3: Air Conditioning Units Don’t Need Maintenance

  • Regular maintenance is crucial for optimal performance and efficiency.
  • Neglecting maintenance can lead to:
    • Increased energy consumption
    • Reduced lifespan of the unit
    • Potential breakdowns and costly repairs
  • Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for routine maintenance, such as cleaning or replacing filters, and consider scheduling annual professional tune-ups.


At All Makes Heating and Air Conditioning Corp, we prioritize energy efficiency and strive to educate our customers about proper HVAC system maintenance and operation. By debunking these myths, we hope to help you make informed decisions that will optimize your system’s performance and save you money on energy bills.