Common Air Conditioner Myths

To save money and energy, it’s important that you get the best deal possible on your air conditioner. There are a lot of myths about how to most effectively conserve energy and reduces expenses on your home cooling system. These pieces of misinformation can end up costing you a lot of time, energy and money. Don’t get fooled by misleading information—here are some common air conditioner myths debunked.

Ceiling Fans Can Keep an Empty Room Cool

Ceiling fans keep air circulating in a room without cooling it down. That movement feels cool against our skin and evaporates sweat, but the actual temperature of the air doesn’t change. This means that ceiling fans have no effect on the temperature of an empty room. Ceiling fans aren’t entirely useless however—the air circulation provided by ceiling fans distributes cold air from your AC unit throughout the room, which means you can turn off your AC unit once your house reaches the desired temperature without immediately loosing all of the cold air.

Closing Vents in Empty Rooms Makes Other Spaces Cooler

Separate ventilation systems aren’t as common as they used to be. Most modern air conditioning systems are designed and installed to cool an entire home, so closing individual vents won’t effect the temperature of other rooms. Cool air becomes trapped in a closed vent and can’t circulate to any room in your home. This forces the compressor of your air conditioner to overwork, which can make the entire unit wear down.

Maintenance is a Waste of Money

Having your air conditioner routinely inspected and repaired is the best way to prevent it from breaking down in the future. Small preventative measures will save you a lot of time and money on more expensive and invasive repairs down the line. Cleaning your vents and air filters, for example, can keep your air conditioner working like new for many years to come. Even if it seems like your air conditioner is working perfectly fine, have it professionally inspected and repaired, especially at the beginning and end of the summer season, to keep it working smoothly.

Don’t let myths and misinformation prevent you from having the most efficient and cost-effective air conditioner possible. For more information about how to care for your AC unit, and for professional air conditioner installation, repair and maintenance, contact us today at City Gas Company.