air conditioningAre you confused about the myriad of myths surrounding air conditioning? We understand! To help alleviate this confusion, we are here to set the record straight and provide clarity on some common misconceptions. By increasing your knowledge base when it comes to HVAC systems, you will be able to make more informed decisions for yourself and your home.

Myths About Your Air Conditioning System

Change air filters only once a year

Keeping your air filter clean and up-to-date is key to maintaining overall system performance. A clogged or dirty filter can mean a higher electric bill due to poor airflow, as well as worse indoor air quality – so don’t wait! Regularly changing the filters each month is recommended for optimal results.

You don’t need preventive maintenance

I know there are people that believe in the saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. That may work for some things in life, but when it comes to your HVAC system, it simply does not. Preventative air conditioning maintenance is absolutely necessary. If you are not having your unit serviced, your unit will eventually have breakdowns and will be more frequent.

The placement of the thermostat does not matter

The placement of a thermostat is key to effective temperature regulation. Direct sunlight and heat-producing appliances have the potential to interfere, causing prolonged AC run time or rendering it unable to kick on when needed – resulting in an uncomfortable indoor environment. For best results, ensure your thermostat’s location isn’t subjecting it to undue influence from external sources!

Turning down the thermostat cools the house faster

Setting your thermostat to an excessively low temperature won’t get it cooling faster — in fact, all you’re doing is wasting energy! For the most efficient and effective cooling of your home, adjust the temperature setting to something comfortably cool. Of course, keep in mind that some time may be required for full air conditioning.

Close air vents to cut costs

Keep your air vents open for maximum efficiency! Unopened vents allow the system to properly distribute and monitor airflow, helping you stay comfortable while avoiding unnecessary energy expenditure. On the other hand, too many closed ducts can cause forced power consumption – wasteful spending that could damage parts of your ventilation system over time.

It’s better to have a bigger air conditioning

When it comes to air conditioning, size matters. If you choose a unit too big for the space, not only will its parts wear out faster due to continuous short cycling cycles but also your energy bill will skyrocket! Bigger is definitely not better when picking an AC that best fits your home and budget.

Call North Myrtle Beach Heating & Air now if you need help in installing, fixing, or maintaining your air conditioner.

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