9 Air Conditioner Myths You Really Need to Stop Believing
No, your air conditioner is not going to give you a cold. Learn what other AC myths you can stop believing now.
You Don’t Need to Clean Fins and Coils
Turn Your Temperature Lower For Quicker Cooling
The Bigger the Unit, the Better
Better to Let an Air Conditioner Run Until It Quits
Close the Vents in Rooms You Don’t Use
Usually this does not save energy. The way a residential heating and cooling system is designed, the air handler (or blower) moves a certain amount of air no matter which vents are opened or closed. Closing registers may reduce the total air moved by the blower, which reduces its efficiency. Wondering if it’s time for a new furnace? Our experts offer advice to help you decide.
Your AC Unit is Ready for Summer Without Prep
Seriously? Before the really oppressive heat arrives, make sure your air conditioner is ready to get to work. You may need to clear out dirt and debris, check the coolant level and replace the fan filter.
Your AC Will Give You a Cold
Viruses cause colds, not cool temperatures. Just don’t like the feel of AC? Try these 13 ways to keep cool without AC.
Leaving the Temperature at the Same Setting All Day Will Save Money
You can cut five to 20 percent off your energy bill by setting your cooling system four to six degrees warmer when you’re at work or on vacation, and automatically lowering it to 78 degrees when you’re home. Check out these other home air cooling tips that can save you a bundle on energy costs.
Fans Will Cool You Down
Ceiling fans save you money by keeping you comfortable at higher thermostat settings. Each degree higher than 78 degrees will save you five to 10 percent on air conditioning costs. The moving air from a ceiling fan increases the amount of evaporation from your skin and helps cool you off. Is your AC acting up? Here are 12 things to check before you call an HVAC tech.