Finding sustainable ways to save money has become everyone’s top priority. Many individuals consider cutting costs on maintenance of different household utilities that must be performed in the summer. The common myths and conceptions further add fuel to the fire in making individuals resist maintenance work. Some myths surrounding HVAC and plumbing systems don’t help save costs but instead cause more harm in the long run. Listed below are the most common myths you should stay away from.

Your HVAC System Doesn’t Require Any Preparation for the Summer

The HVAC system, especially your air conditioning, will be under extreme stress during the summers and has to be correctly tuned to ensure that it is at its optimal best. The system’s filters have to be cleaned, and any debris in them has to be cleared. The hydrant lines also have to be checked to avoid any leaks within the module.

Garden Hoses Are More Efficient Than Sprinklers

On the contrary, a modern sprinkler is equipped with technology to water the surroundings more efficiently. A garden hose will spill out more water and increase your utility bills.

Replacing Windows Can Reduce the Humidity of Your House

Windows play a critical role in reducing the humidity and driving down the energy costs. However, going for attic insulation will help lower the bills and improve the humidity of the space.

A Leaky Faucet Will Stop On Its Own After a While

Any leaks in a faucet are a sign that there is a bigger problem in the system. These leaks will increase your water bills and cause a build-up of harmful materials in your house.

The Exhaust Fan in Your Bathroom Doesn’t Require Maintenance

An exhaust fan removes any excess moisture, reducing mold or mildew growth. After continuous service, there is a build-up of dirt in these fans that can clog them. Maintenance of these fans should be performed every six months to ensure they are working efficiently.

Gutters Need no Cleaning in the Summer

Gutters play a pivotal role in routing rainwater from your home. If they are clogged with debris, it stops them from performing their function, leading to leaking roofs that cause damage to the interior or exterior of your home. The clogs in the gutter can become a breeding ground for bacteria and insects to infest your living space. This is one of the major reasons why they should be cleared during the fall and summer.

Lowering the Thermostat Helps in Cooling the Room Faster

The process of cooling a room is slow, and lowering the thermostat won’t accelerate it. It will, on the contrary, increase the energy consumption rate and spike up your bills.

You Can Perform Routine Maintenance by Yourself

HVAC and plumbing systems have some moving components that require precise calculations to work smoothly. The maintenance might look simple, but it may have some dangerous substances that should be handled by professionals only. At Capital Plumbing, we have experienced professionals who can perform maintenance on your plumbing and HVAC systems efficiently. Reach out to us for a summer maintenance job!