When it comes to cooling your home, it’s nice to know that you can count on certain statements to be true that can improve your comfort during the Summer. Unfortunately, there are also some misconceptions about what can help cool your home. Here are our top 5.
Lowering your thermostat temperature setting Cools down Your Home Faster.
This is False. When you reduce the temperature setting on the thermostat, your central AC must work harder and longer to bring the overall temperature of the home down to the set temperature. As a result, this does not generally result in colder or faster cooling of your home. A more effective strategy may be to change your air filter and make sure that your AC system gets regular maintenance to ensure top efficiency/performance.
Ceiling Fans promote cooler air
This is also False. Believe it or not, ceiling fans don’t cool the air within you home at all. Rather, it simply circulates air within a room without changing the air’s temperature.
Running your AC Continuously Helps Reduce Energy Costs
This too is False. It’s a popular, albeit, incorrect, belief, that keeping your AC system is more energy efficient than turning it off when you’re away from home and turning it back on when you’re back home. Nonetheless, this is not true. Cooling down an empty home consumes more energy than cooling down a warmer home after you return.
Thermostat location makes no difference
This is False. The location of your thermostat absolutely makes a difference when it comes to cooling your home more effectively because your AC system runs based on the temperature nearest to its location, rather than the rest of your home. We suggest that your thermostat be placed away from an area or room where the temperature can drastically change according to external variables.
AC Maintenance is not Worthwhile
This too is False. Regular maintenance for your air conditioner is an important factor in extending the life of your HVAC system as well as ensuring it’s efficient operation. Therefore, if you only call an HVAC company when you need to repair your AC unit, you will likely end up with some major repairs during your AC unit’s lifetime.
At Eagle Air Cooling & Heating in Queen Creek, AZ, we can help you maintain your HVAC equipment. So, if you would you like to find more, call the HVAC repair pros at Eagle Air Cooling & Heating by calling 480-748-1781.