When is the last time you Googled a problem or question you had online? If you are like most people, you probably do this at least once a day.
Today, you can find answers to all sorts of questions online, ranging from questions about Hollywood celebrities to questions about unclogging your gutters, fixing a creaky floorboard, and even questions about your HVAC system.
However, when searching for answers to these common questions, be sure to take the information with a grain of salt. You have probably also heard the saying – you can’t believe everything you read online.
This is true.
There are some things to consider if you are going to search for an answer to a question you have about your HVAC system. Make sure to keep this information in mind to find out if you can trust what you have read online.
One of the most important things to consider is the source. Where is the information coming from? Did you find how to determine if your AC fan is broken on a reddit thread? If so, this may not be the most trustworthy or reliable information. However, if the information was found from a local HVAC company’s website or blog, you can likely trust the information.
Common Types of Unreliable Information About HVAC Systems
In addition to considering the source of the information, it’s also a good idea to learn what some of the most common myths (i.e. lies) about HVAC systems are. These include things like:
- An energy-efficient HVAC system will reduce energy costs.
- Turning the AC off while away from home will waste energy.
- The location of the thermostat doesn’t affect the HVAC system.
- You only need to change your system filters one time a year.
- Your system doesn’t need regular maintenance.
Each of these statements is completely untrue or they are only partly true. Unfortunately, there are many so-called “experts” out there who may make these claims and even back up the information with what seems like real and accurate information.
How to Find the Most Accurate Information
If you want to ensure you are only basing decisions on reliable and accurate information, you should true to the professionals. By speaking to an HVAC system technician you can feel confident that the information being given is true and that it is based on knowledge and experience, rather than ramblings from someone else who has simply researched online and regurgitated the information that’s posted.
When you are informed, you can avoid using online advice that simply isn’t true. This is going to help prevent more serious damages and issues with your HVAC system and help ensure you get the repairs needed. As mentioned above, the absolute best thing you can do is to work with local professionals, invest in regular maintenance, and learn as much as you can about your system by speaking to the pros and using the manual and troubleshooting guide provided by the system manufacturer.