Air conditioners are fairly complex appliances, so it’s not all that
surprising that many homeowners don’t fully understand how they
work. This lack of understanding often leads to a number of mistakes and
myths about how they work, and acting on this misinformation can lead
to your air conditioner wearing out faster and breaking down more often.
In order to help you preserve your system’s health and longevity,
this blog will set the record straight on some of these myths so you can
learn how to properly run your system in the future.
Turning Off Your A/C Saves Energy
You may not realize is it takes just a few hours for the temperature in
your home to rise from comfortable to sweltering when the heat outside
is intense. That means when you get home, your system will have to run
hours to bring the temperature back to comfortable levels, which means you’ll
be burning a lot of energy. Instead, it’s best to simply raise your
thermostat four or five degrees to keep the temperature more manageable
and then lower it again when you get home. This will not only decrease
the amount of time it takes to make your home comfortable again, but will
save you money on your energy bills.
Lower Temperatures Doesn’t Mean Cooler Air
Your air conditioner doesn’t actually filter air into your room at
the perfect temperature. In fact, your system cools all of the air to
one common temperature and then sends it into your home until the ambient
temperature reaches your desired target. Therefore, dropping the temperature
extremely low doesn’t actually cool your home any faster. Instead,
you’ll just leave your system running longer than you need to and
wear it out faster as a result. You’ll also increase your chances
of your coils freezing over… even on the hottest summer days.
Wait Till Your System Breaks to Call for Service
Your air conditioner is a lot like your car. You depend on it to work when
you need it most, breakdowns can be extremely expensive, and you want
to preserve its lifespan for as long as possible. Also not unlike your
car, your air conditioner also needs to be regularly maintained to keep
working properly. In addition to regularly changing your air filter, it’s
also highly advised that you have your air conditioner maintained by a
professional Palm Beach County air conditioning technician at least once
per year. This service will usually include cleaning your system, checking
all electrical connections, ensuring everything is working properly, and
much more. This maintenance service will both increase your system’s
lifespan and reduce the amount of energy it has to consume to keep up
with your usage demands.
Call Phoenix Air Conditioning, LLC today at (888) 660-4337 to schedule your maintenance service appointment!