Here in the Las Vegas Valley the temperatures are definitely soaring. As it continues to get hotter outside your air conditioning unit is getting a work out. Most homeowners get their power bill and immediately start wondering what they can do to lower their next bill. Unfortunately many people end up doing things that are not actually helpful because they believe tons of myths about air conditioning units. Today Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is going to bust some of those myths for you.
Is a Bigger AC Unit Better?
The first myth that we want to debunk is that upgrading to a larger air conditioner will keep your home cooler and cost less. This is actually not true. The size of your house will actually determine how big of a unit you need for your house. If you purchase a unit that is bigger than what your home actually needs, your home will indeed stay cool but it will cost you more money. Many people buy an air conditioning unit than they need and it ends up costing them more to cool their home. A good analogy is car engines. You can get a fuel economy car that will get your family to and from where they need to be without any problems and be cost effective. If you purchase a car with a larger engine it will still work but you will pay more in gas than you would with your fuel economy car.
Does Setting Thermostat Lower Cool House Faster?
Another common misconception that consumers believe about air conditioning units is that if you lower the temperature on your thermostat drastically that it will cool your home faster. In reality this does not work. Whenever you change the temperature on your thermostat your air conditioner will have to work equally hard whether you lowered it one degree or 15 degrees. When you turn your thermostat to a higher temperature when you leave your home and then want to come home and have it cool immediately your unit has to work extremely hard to cool it down. You are better off keeping your thermostat set for the temperature that you want your home to be at.
Is it Better to Keep Your AC at a Constant Temperature?
Our third myth is the very opposite of our last myth. Some homeowners believe that leaving their thermostat at the exact same temperature is the cheapest option. In reality a programmable thermostat is an excellent choice. You can set your thermostat to turn up a few degrees when you are not home and then turn back down before you return home. The key is to not make the change in temperature extremely drastic.
Do Ceiling Fans Cool the Air?
Lots of homeowners have ceiling fans installed because they believe that it will prevent their air conditioner from running as often. This is just another myth. Ceiling fans do not actually cool the air. Ceiling fans simply take the air in your room and move it around. Moving the air around makes the room feel cooler but it does not actually lower the temperature.
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We hope that you are able to apply some of the knowledge that you learned today and apply it to your household. Being armed with more accurate information is always the best way to save money. Another way to save money is to have your semi-annual air conditioning maintenance performed by our technicians here at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning. We can make sure that your unit is in excellent condition so that it will work efficiently and save you money. Contact us today!