5 Common Misconceptions About Air Conditioning

When summer comes, home owners want the coolest and most comfortable environment their Air Conditioning can deliver. To save some energy dollars, though, you should know about these common A/C myths and what the truth really is.

Myth #1: Running a fan lowers room temperature. It may seem that way because you feel cooler when a fan is blowing on you. However, the fact is that leaving a fan running when you are out of the house does nothing for home comfort. It just wastes money by blowing hot air around.

Myth #2: A/C controls only room temperature. The truth is that A/C affects both temperature and humidity–key to how comfy people feel. Some units have special drying features to keep indoor moisture content down.

Myth #3: When it comes to Air Conditioning, the bigger the unit is, the better the cooling will be. The truth is you may be wasting your money. Instead, try moving your portable unit to a shadier spot in the house so the A/C won’t have to work so hard. Also, get a seasonal tune-up. A clean air conditioner runs much more efficiently and will last longer, too. Finally, insulate to keep cool air indoors. For instance, seal up leaky window and door frames with weather stripping.

Myth #4: Using the highest A/C setting possible will cool a warm room faster. The fact is this is a waste of money. Except for a window unit, any air conditioner works at a pretty even pace and does not benefit from turning the thermostat to a super arctic setting.

Myth #5: If you turn the thermostat to a higher temperature while you are out of the house, the Air Conditioning unit will have to work really hard to cool the home down again. Any HVAC professional will tell you that the opposite is true. So, go ahead and adjust the thermostat, or better yet, invest in a programmable thermostat which will adjust the settings according to your schedule.

Our company wants you to have the best cooling season this year. We will be happy to answer your air conditioning concerns; so call us today for a maintenance appointment.

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