3 Air Conditioner Myths That May Be Keeping Your Unit In A Constant State Of Disrepair


Your air conditioner is an indispensable home appliance during the summer. When it is functional, it keeps your home cool and comfortable. However, if it incurs damage and malfunctions, you will likely struggle with issues such as stuffy rooms, the unit blowing warm air into the house, etc. Many people are unaware of the problems that could lead to their air conditioner breaking down prematurely. Here are some common myths people have about air conditioning systems and why you should disregard them:

You Only Need to Change the Filters Once a Year

One of the common misconceptions is that the air conditioner filters only need to be changed once a year. However, you need to change these components more regularly for optimal functioning. The filters accumulate a lot of dirt, filth, and other debris. Therefore, if you are not conscientious about cleaning them, they become clogged and cannot allow effective airflow into the unit.

When the system experiences limited airflow, it runs longer than it should in order to keep the home cool and fresh, which translates to massive electric bills. Fortunately, you can fix this problem by changing the filters. Additionally, if you live in a dusty area, you should consider changing the filters at least once a month.

Turning the Thermostat Down Cools the House Faster

Many believe that the best way to cool down the house within a limited time is by setting the thermostat to a low temperature. For example, they could try and set the temperature as low as sixty degrees to see if they get an immediate reaction from the system. Unfortunately, this overworks the system and leads to premature damage. The most effective way to get your home cool is by setting it to your desired temperature and then allowing it to adjust. 

Closing the Vents Saves Money

Another erroneous belief is that closing the vents is a good idea to help save money. However, when you close a vent, you are not reducing the volume of air that goes through the system because most of it gets redirected to other ducts. Furthermore, a significant volume of the air gets lost in the process, eventually leading to the entire system working harder than it should.

These are myths you should disregard for your air conditioner system to serve you for long. Speak to air conditioning repair professionals and get their tips and advice on system management for long life and efficient service.


20 June 2022

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Hi there, I am Nadine Bachmier. I am going to discuss the various ways HVAC contractors can keep the temperatures in your business stable. HVAC contractors focus on maintaining and repairing the air conditioner, furnace, and ductwork used in your building. To keep the heating and cooling system in good shape, contractors may need to replace internal components, clean out channels, or simply perform a full upgrade. I will talk about the tools and techniques used to maintain and repair the equipment in your building. I will also share information about new products as they hit the HVAC market. I hope you will follow along and learn all you can.