When the temperature soars, people often go hunting for air conditioners and other ways to keep their home cool and comfortable. The following are the top 5 home cooling myths that you should be aware of:
#1: Fans Can Help Cool Down a Room
Fans do not cool down the room, instead it cools down your body by moving air over it in order to bring down your body’s temperature. Thus, there is no need to have a fan running when you’re not in the room because it isn’t going to cool it down.
#2: Bigger Air Conditioners are Better
When it comes to air conditioning, the phrase ‘the bigger the better’ does not apply. Thus, instead of upgrading your air conditioner to an even larger one, you should consider having it serviced for a better performance. Also, you might want to check around the room for leaks, cracks or gaps that allow cool conditioned air to leave the room.
#3: Air conditioners simply cool the air
This is certainly not true because apart from producing a steady flow of chilled air, air conditioners also help in reducing the humidity of the room. Some ACs can also perform the drying function in order to reduce humidity and save energy while you’re at it. In case your AC does not feature this setting then you can invest in a dehumidifier to bring down your energy bills.
#4: Crank the AC temperature down in order to cool the room more quickly
Cranking your air conditioners will not help in making the room cooler faster, in fact it will make the room frigid in case you leave it on for too long. In order to solve this problem, you should be mindful of putting the temperature back to normal once you find a comfortable temperature. This way you will not be wasting energy and increasing your energy bills.
#5: Leave on your air conditioner all day rather than adjusting the temperature
When you don’t leave your AC on for the whole day but rather adjust the temperature you will be able to save a lot of money. If you have a programmable thermostat then you might want to pre-set the temperatures depending upon the time of the day in order to reduce electricity bills.
So don’t be fooled by these myths, call us for your air conditioning requirements.