Common Air Conditioning Myths Debunked

Myth: Bigger is Always Better for AC Units

Many homeowners believe that installing the largest air conditioning system will ensure optimal cooling performance. However, this is a misconception. An oversized AC unit will cool your home too quickly, leading to frequent cycling on and off, which can decrease efficiency and increase wear and tear. The ideal unit size should be determined by a professional calculation based on your home’s square footage, insulation levels, and other factors.

Myth: Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Saves Energy

While it may seem logical to close vents in rooms that are not frequently used, this practice can actually put strain on your air conditioning system and waste energy. HVAC systems are designed to distribute air evenly throughout the house, and closing vents disrupts this balance, causing the system to work harder and potentially leading to equipment damage.

Myth: Air Conditioning Maintenance is Unnecessary

  • Regular air conditioning maintenance is crucial for optimal system performance and longevity.
  • Neglecting maintenance can lead to:
    • Decreased efficiency
    • Higher energy bills
    • Premature equipment failure
  • Professional technicians can identify and address potential issues before they become major problems, saving you money in the long run.

At Bell Mechanical Inc, we strive to educate our customers and dispel common misconceptions about air conditioning systems. Contact us today for reliable AC service and repair in Clarkston, MI, Waterford Township, MI, White Lake, MI, and Ortonville, MI.