AC Myths That Are Costing You Money

AC Myths That Are Costing You Money

And just like that, it’s almost summer! Somehow, we’ve already reached temperatures of almost 90 degrees, so it’s time to talk about the myths you’ve heard about your AC unit before you’re left in the heat this season.

MythBigger AC units cool down your home quicker:

Truth: An AC unit that is too large for your space will force its compressor to turn itself on and off in quick intervals, which wears it out, shortens its lifespan, uses too much electricity and doesn’t cool down your space efficiently.

Myth: Turning off the AC when you’re not home will save energy:

Truth: If you turn off your AC on a hot day before you go to work, the unit will actually have to work much harder once you’re home to cool down your space. Instead, turn the thermostat up while you’re away.

MythAir filters only have to be replaced every year:

Truth: Air filters accumulate dirt and dust, causing poor airflow and forcing your AC to work harder. Filters should be switched out about every three months for maximum efficiency.

MythIt’s best to let your old AC reach its full lifespan before replacing it:

Truth: While buying a new AC unit can be pricey at first, it’ll save you in the long run because of its higher efficiency compared to your older, more worn-out model.

MythYou should close the vents in rooms you do not use:

Truth: Closing vents in unused rooms throws off air distribution throughout your home and causes pressure to build up in your ducts, making your AC work twice as hard.

MythAC service appointments are a waste of time/money:

Truth: Yearly AC service appointments save you money in the long run by preventing your unit from wasting money/energy if it is not performing to its maximum efficiency. They can also prevent costly repairs that could occur in the summer when you need your AC the most!

It’s not too late to schedule your AC service appointment! Give us a call at 1-800-989-0299. We’re here 24/7 for all your plumbing and HVAC needs.

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