Clearing the Air: Debunking Myths About Air Conditioning and Heating

In today’s post, we’re going to debunk some common myths about the air conditioning and heating systems. Brought to you courtesy of our expertise at Clear Air Conditioning & Heating, we aim to extend your HVAC system’s lifespan and improve its efficiency.

Myth 1: Lower Temperatures Cool Rooms Faster

It is a common misconception that by setting the thermostat at a far colder temperature, the air conditioner will cool the room more quickly. This is not the case. In reality, your AC unit will cool at the same rate, regardless of the thermostat setting. Unnecessarily low settings may result in higher energy costs without speeding up your comfort.

Myth 2: Air Conditioners Only Cool Air

In addition to maintaining your indoor temperature, air conditioners are also designed to control the humidity level. This is especially crucial in damp climates, where high humidity can make your home feel warmer than it actually is. Find more information on this in our detailed guide on air conditioning maintenance.

Myth 3: Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Saves Energy

Closing vents in unused rooms sounds logical for energy-saving purposes, but HVAC systems work best when the air is evenly distributed. Closed vents can cause an imbalance and force the system to work harder, decreasing efficiency and increasing wear.

Myth 4: HVAC Units Don’t Require Regular Maintenance

Just like any machine, your HVAC system requires regular care and maintenance for optimal performance. Skipping routine service could lead to higher repair costs down the line and even shorten the lifespan of your HVAC system.

Now that we’ve shattered these myths, you can prevent unnecessary damage to your HVAC system and save money in the long run. To learn more about how Clear Air Conditioning & Heating can assist you, visit our website or contact us directly.