Debunking Common Myths about HVAC and Plumbing Services

When it comes to home maintenance, there are plenty of myths and misconceptions surrounding HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) and plumbing services. At Thorsen’s-Norquist Plumbing, Rooter Service, Heat & Air, we believe in providing our customers with accurate information to help them make informed decisions. In this blog post, we’ll debunk some of the most common myths related to our services.

Myth #1: Air Conditioning Units Don’t Need Regular Maintenance

This is one of the biggest myths out there, and it couldn’t be further from the truth. Regular maintenance is crucial for ensuring the efficient operation and longevity of your air conditioning unit. Without proper maintenance, your unit may consume more energy, leading to higher utility bills, and potentially causing premature breakdowns or system failures.

Myth #2: Flushing Anything Down the Toilet is Fine

Many people assume that toilets are designed to handle anything that can fit down the drain. However, this is a dangerous misconception. Flushing items like wipes, feminine products, or other non-biodegradable materials can cause severe clogs and damage your plumbing system. Only human waste and toilet paper should be flushed down the toilet.

Myth #3: Bigger Air Conditioning Units are Better

While it may seem logical to assume that a larger air conditioning unit would be more effective, this is not always the case. An oversized unit will cool your space too quickly, leading to frequent cycling on and off, which can waste energy and put unnecessary strain on the system. The key is to have a properly sized unit that matches the cooling needs of your home or business.

Myth #4: Plumbing Issues Can Wait

Ignoring plumbing problems, no matter how minor they may seem, can lead to more significant and costly issues down the line. Small leaks, for instance, can cause water damage, mold growth, and even structural damage if left unaddressed. It’s always best to address plumbing issues promptly to avoid more significant problems and expensive repairs.

At Thorsen’s-Norquist Plumbing, Rooter Service, Heat & Air, we understand the importance of providing accurate information to our customers. By debunking these common myths, we hope to help you make informed decisions about your HVAC and plumbing needs. Remember, regular maintenance, proper usage, and prompt attention to issues can go a long way in ensuring the efficiency and longevity of your systems.