Mythbusters: HVAC Edition

Do you know everything there is to know about your HVAC? Probably not, but we’re uncovering the truth behind some of the industry's biggest myths so keep reading!

Air Conditioning and Heaters Have Been around Forever

Myth: Air conditioning units weren’t invented until 1902 by a man named Willis Haviland Carrier, a name that probably sounds very familiar for those who own Carrier units. Before AC units were developed, people would use fans to stay cool, and their brick homes were better for keeping the heat out. To keep warm during the brutal winters, they would use hot water bottles. By heating a hot bottle of water and then placing it between the sheets of their bed, they could keep their bodies warm through the night.

Your HVAC Unit Can Make You Sick

Fact: If you do not clean and maintain your HVAC unit properly, most importantly your air ducts and filters, you could end up with respiratory illnesses. This is amplified if you are already exposed to issues like asthma and allergies. To prevent this from happening, make sure to get your air ducts cleaned every two years and switch out your air filters every six months, or two months if you have pets.

Plants are Terrible for Your Air Quality

Myth: In fact, certain types of houseplants actually improve the air quality within your home. Plants like bamboo, chrysanthemums, and dwarf date palm are great for eliminating toxins from your interior air. Some of the chemicals that they can remove include benzene, formaldehyde, and xylene which are often found in paints, plastic, adhesive, and cleaning products.

For all of your HVAC and air quality questions don’t hesitate to reach out to the experts at Guaranteed Service. Our commitment to your comfort is what sets us apart from our competitors, and what makes us an excellent fit for all of our customers, and we guarantee that we’ll save you time and money. Call us today or visit our website to learn more!


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