There are a lot of misconceptions and myths out there about AC. Let’s tackle some of the most common myths we run across…
1. Cranking Down the AC Will Cool My Home Faster
False: Although turning down the AC a little may help, there will be a law of diminishing returns. Remember, your AC unit can only pump out a limited amount of air at a time. Instead, consider a tune-up to improve circulation and airflow.
2. Fans Help Cool Air Faster
False: Although air from a fan might feel cooler when it hits your skin, it isn’t, and it won’t lower the temperature in your home faster. However, fans can aid in circulating air evenly in your home.
3. Keeping the AC on When Away Saves Energy When you Return
False: It is a common AC myth that it's less expensive to keep your house cool 24/7 vs. letting it heat up when you’re away and then re-cooling upon return.
4. It Doesn’t Matter Where your Thermostat is Installed
False: The location of your thermostat is very important. Unless your system has multiple temperature sensors that relay information back to the main unit, the temperature where your thermostat is installed is the temperature your system will rely on for its calculations.
5. Professional AC Services are Only Worth it When you Need a Repair
False: AC Maintenance and tune-ups are an important means to prevent small issues from becoming large expensive headaches, to reduce energy costs and improve efficiency, and to extend the life of your AC unit.