Myths Surrounding Air Conditioning Systems Busted


When it comes to air conditioning systems, there are numerous myths and misconceptions floating around. At High Altitude Heating & Air, we believe in providing our customers with accurate information to help them make informed decisions. In this blog post, we aim to debunk some of the most common myths related to AC repair, installation, and service.

Myth #1: Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Saves Energy

Many homeowners believe that closing vents in unused rooms can save energy and reduce their cooling costs. However, this is a misconception. Air conditioning systems are designed to distribute air evenly throughout the house. When you close vents, it creates an imbalance in the system, causing it to work harder and use more energy to maintain the desired temperature.

Myth #2: Bigger is Better When It Comes to Air Conditioners

It’s a common belief that a larger air conditioning unit will cool your home more efficiently. However, this is not the case. An oversized unit will cool your space quickly but will cycle on and off frequently, leading to inefficient operation and higher energy bills. It’s essential to have a properly sized unit that matches the cooling load of your home.

Myth #3: Air Conditioning Causes Colds and Flu

While it’s true that some people may experience symptoms like dry eyes, sore throat, or headaches when exposed to extreme temperature differences, air conditioning itself does not cause colds or flu. These illnesses are caused by viruses, and proper ventilation and air filtration can help reduce the spread of airborne pathogens.

Myth #4: Lowering the Thermostat Cools the Home Faster

Setting your thermostat to a lower temperature than desired will not cool your home faster. Air conditioning systems are designed to operate at a specific rate, and lowering the thermostat won’t make it work any faster. Instead, it will continue to run until it reaches the new, lower temperature, potentially wasting energy and causing unnecessary strain on the system.


At High Altitude Heating & Air, we strive to provide our customers with accurate information and top-notch services. By debunking these common myths, we hope to help you make informed decisions about your air conditioning needs. If you have any further questions or require professional assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.