Do you know the facts about HVAC? Can you handle the heat, or will you lose your cool if you answer incorrectly? Are you conditioned to do well on this quiz, or will your comfort be challenged? Ernst Heating & Cooling of Hamel, IL, has your questions. Do you have the answers? Are the following statements true or false?
The White House was the first U.S. building to have A/C.
False. It makes sense to guess that the president of the United States would be the first to enjoy cool air during the unrelenting summer heat. But even the president had to get in line behind the stockbrokers. The New York Stock Exchange was the first building to receive A/C in 1902.
The first air conditioner in the White House cost $30,000.
True. The head of our great country had to wait almost 30 years to enjoy what the stockbrokers already had. The Carrier Engineering Company installed central A/C in 1930 during a reconstruction of the West Wing.
A home HVAC system rarely lasts longer than ten years.
False. Your home’s HVAC system can last over ten years if treated well. How can you keep it running for you and your family? Invest in the necessary maintenance tasks, including two regular yearly tune-ups for the A/C and heating systems. Want to save money on maintenance? The Ernst Comfort Plan gives you two precision tune-ups each year, priority scheduling, and discounts on repairs.
Heating accounts for about 33% of your utility bills.
False. According to Energy.gov, heating accounts for about 45% of utility bills. It’s the largest energy expense in most homes. You can reduce the load on your home’s heating system by following our money-saving tips.
Fans won’t make the air cooler.
True. Yes, you’re probably arguing that you feel cooler whenever you sit in front of a fan, and you’d be right. But the keyword here is “feel.” The circulating air makes you feel cooler, but the fans don’t actually cool the air. Turn them off when you’re not using them to save a little on your electricity bills.
If your garage or home addition isn’t connected to your home’s ductwork system, you won’t be able to enjoy A/C there.
False. Happily, there are answers for those rooms that aren’t attached to the ductwork or don’t seem to get hot or cool enough to keep you comfortable. A ductless mini-split system offers enhanced comfort, control, and versatility.
Men sweat more than women.
True. There’s a reason why one of you has damp spots under your armpits and the other is staying clean and pristine. Women have more sweat glands than their male counterparts, but men’s sweat glands are more active. Regardless, if you’re sweating at home, it’s time to call Ernst Heating & Cooling to talk about A/C solutions.
Don’t bother replacing your air filter unless it looks dirty.
False. Stick to the schedule recommended by your Ernst Heating & Cooling HVAC technician and your HVAC unit’s manufacturer. A new air filter gives your system a break and helps it heat or cool your home efficiently.
Your home may be making you sick.
True. Have you noticed that you’re coughing more inside your home? Are your eyes irritated? Are you experiencing nasal congestion, dizziness, headaches, or fatigue? Your home’s air quality may be to blame. Indoor air pollutants can cause both immediate and long-term health concerns. Talk to Ernst Heating & Cooling about indoor air quality solutions.
You can’t afford a new HVAC system.
False. We understand. Most homeowners don’t want to hear that it’s time to replace their HVAC system. But a new system can pay you back in lower energy bills, consistent heating and cooling, and peace of mind that you’re going to stay comfortable in any weather. Ernst Heating & Cooling will work with homeowners to offer budget-friendly solutions, including available rebates, tax credits, and convenient financing options.
How did you do? Are you an HVAC expert, or do you prefer to leave HVAC to the experts? Remember, you can always trust your home’s HVAC system to Ernst Heating & Cooling. Whether you’re looking for regular maintenance appointments, air quality solutions, emergency needs, or other HVAC concerns, you can call on Ernst Heating & Cooling now at 618.217.1836 or schedule an appointment online now.