An air conditioner is an essential part of your home, especially during the summer months, when temperatures across Southern California can reach the triple digits.
Sadly, even though an air conditioner is an essential part of a home, the reality is that many people fall for air conditioning myths each year including the following:
Myth #1 – Cool Your Home Faster By Turning The Thermostat Down
Even though you may turn your thermostat down, your A/C will continue to run at the same pace so the ideal way to cool your home is to make sure that your thermostat is set to a temperature that closely matches the temperature outside.
Myth #2 – Bigger Is Better
You may be tempted to invest in a bigger air conditioner but the reality is that a bigger one will turn on and off more frequently, use more electricity and wear out more quickly.
Myth #3 – Turn Off The A/C Before Leaving For The day
If you’re gone for the day at work, or school, one thing you don’t want to do is turn your air conditioner off before leaving.
Ideally, what you should do is turn your thermostat up before leaving because turning off the unit will only make it have to work harder to cool your home down when you return.
Myth #4 – You Only Have To Replace The HVAC Filter Annually
Your HVAC filter is one of the most important parts of your HVAC system because it filters the dust, dirt, and other debris from the air inside your home and it ensures that your air conditioner runs smoothly.
You should change your HVAC filter monthly during the summer months because this will ensure that it’s running at optimal capacity even during hot summer days.
Contact Air Care Heating And Air Conditioning
At Air Care Heating and Air Conditioning, we specialize in HVAC maintenance and repair for the Orange County area.
If your air conditioner needs help, we will get it running smoothly again ASAP!
To schedule service, contact us today by calling (949) 446-1606 or click here to connect with us online.