Myth #1: Bigger is Always Better
If you want a cooler home or office in Melbourne, upgrading to a larger system seems logical, right? Turns out, going ‘big’ isn’t always better, and in fact, can end up costing you in a major way. Both AC units that are too small OR too big for a given residence can dramatically reduce energy efficiency, impact the lifespan of the unit, and make creating comfortable spaces a challenge.
Myth #2: Setting the Thermostat Excessively Low Will Result in Faster Cooling
Setting your AC to any temperature lower than the room’s current temperature will result in it working equally as hard, with no difference between a temp that’s 5 degrees or 15 degrees lower.
Myth #3: Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Saves Energy
It might seem like this prevents cold air from being ‘wasted’, but this can result in decreased air distribution and circulation throughout the home, increasing energy costs.
Myth #4: AC Units Only Cool the Air
Untrue. One of the benefits of AC is that it also works to remove humidity from the air. A key benefit for those in regions with humid environments.
Myth #5: Where You Place Your Thermostat Doesn’t Matter
This is a falsity. Your thermostat’s placement can have a major impact on energy use and efficiency. It is your thermostat that measure the ambient air temperature in your home. Your thermostat should never be installed on an exterior wall, in direct sunlight, doorways, by windows, or where there are drafts.