When it comes to air conditioning or HVAC, everybody has heard a fair share of myths and misconceptions, and sometimes, given the plentitude of things we overhear, we can hardly tell which ones are true and which ones are nonsense.
Luckily for us, we know a thing or two about what’s real and what’s fake when it comes to air conditioning and HVAC-related myths and stories. Let’s begin by listing the most common air condition myths and settle these debates for good.
“It’s Easy to Find out Where My House Is Losing Energy”
Most people think that the areas of their homes where they are losing energy are straightforward to identify. However, while homeowners consider that the space around their windows and doors are the ones causing them to lose heat, or to make their air conditioning inefficient, in most cases these areas are well hidden and hard to reach.
Floors, ceilings, chimneys, and pipes are places where air conditioning and your HVAC system has the most to suffer, making your house warmer during the summer and colder during the winter due to small cracks or poorly confined spaces. It is where our trained professionals step in to help by turning your heating, ventilation and air condition systems into efficient energy savers.
“Leaving the AC on When You Leave the House Is More Energy-Efficient Than Switching It on and off”
Instead of turning your AC on/off every time you leave for work, consider turning the temperature up or purchasing a smart home thermostat where you can set a schedule. Some people say it’s better to continually have your AC on the same temperature even when you are at work, however, you will see savings on your energy bill if you make an effort to turn it down whenever you’re out of the house for extended periods of time.
“Air Conditioners Only Cool the Air”
Air conditioners don’t just cool the air; they condition the air too. So what does conditioning the air mean? Well, conditioning the air removes excess humidity and some AC units even come with a dehumidification function with is indicated for areas where there’s constant rain. Take a look at our wide variety of products to see which one best matches your needs.
“If It’s Not Broken, Don’t Fix It”
This one is true, but not in the way you usually think about it. People tend to call an HVAC professional only when their heating, ventilation or air conditioning systems have stopped working.
When it comes to HVAC, you should undergo periodical checks to see that everything is working correctly and that some parts on not on the verge of breaking down. It is always better to prevent than to fix and this makes calling a professional for AC maintenance a must. You wouldn’t want to have your AC break during a hot summer day, right?
Is there something you’ve heard about air conditioning and are wondering if it’s a myth? Give us a call! We’re here to answer any questions you may have, so don’t hesitate to contact us.