AC Myths Debunked by Turner and Schoel

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Myth #1: Bigger is Better for Air Conditioners

It’s a common misconception that installing a larger air conditioning unit will cool your home more efficiently. However, this is not the case. An oversized AC unit will cycle on and off frequently, leading to inadequate dehumidification and uneven cooling. The correct way to determine the appropriate size for your home is to have a professional perform a load calculation, taking into account factors such as square footage, insulation levels, and sun exposure.

Myth #2: Closing Vents Will Save Energy

Many homeowners believe that closing vents in unused rooms will save energy by directing cool air only to the areas they occupy. However, this practice can actually increase your energy costs. Air conditioners are designed to work with a specific amount of airflow. When vents are closed, the system has to work harder to maintain the desired temperature, causing unnecessary strain on the compressor and higher energy consumption.

Myth #3: Air Conditioners Only Cool the Air

While the primary function of an air conditioner is to cool the air, it also plays a crucial role in dehumidification. During the cooling process, moisture is removed from the air, improving indoor air quality and preventing the growth of mold and mildew. Neglecting regular AC maintenance can reduce the unit’s ability to dehumidify, leading to an uncomfortable and potentially unhealthy indoor environment.

Myth #4: Lowering the Thermostat Will Cool Your Home Faster

  • Lowering the thermostat to an extremely low setting will not cool your home faster.
  • Air conditioners are designed to cool at a specific rate, and setting the thermostat to a lower temperature will not make the unit work harder.
  • It will simply run longer to reach the desired temperature, wasting energy and potentially causing unnecessary strain on the system.

By debunking these common myths, Turner & Schoel aims to educate homeowners in Tuscaloosa, AL, Northport, AL, Samantha, AL, and Cottondale, AL, on the proper usage and maintenance of their air conditioning systems. Stay cool and efficient this summer by separating fact from fiction!