It’s a good thing we have central AC units to help keep us cool and get through the summer months. Without them, we would be in a world of hurt. For as much as we rely on our AC systems to keep us cool, there are several myths out there that are simply untrue. When you aren’t familiar with how your system works, you could end up spending more to cool your home than is necessary. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to talk about some of the most common AC myths out there.
Is it Better to Have a Bigger AC Unit?
It may seem that the bigger the unit, the better it will cool your home. However, having the right sized unit for your home is essential to keeping your home temperate. A unit that is too large will continually cycle on and off as it tries to keep your home cool. This is hard on the unit and will leave you paying more to cool your home.
Is it Better to Leave Your Thermostat at a Constant Temperature?
When you come home from a vacation to a home that hasn’t been cooled for several days, it isn’t going to help cool your home off to turn the thermostat down lower than normal. The temperature you set your thermostat at won’t have any impact on the speed at which the system cools your home down.
Does Turning AC Off when Not Home Save Money?
It seems like a good idea to turn off your AC system every time you leave your home for an extended period of time, but unless you are leaving for several days, you are better off leaving it on. Your unit will end up working overtime trying to get your home’s temperature back down once you return. Leave it at your set temperature and you will save money.
Does Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Save Money?
When your unit is installed in your home, it is balanced depending on how many vents are in the home and the home’s ductwork. When you shut vents, it can throw off the balance of your system. This can leave other areas in the home uncomfortable.
How Often Does AC Refrigerant Need to Be Replaced?
Some people may think that the refrigerant in their unit is something that can run out and need to be refilled. The refrigerant in the AC unit is in a closed system and without having a leak, you should never have to refill it.
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