myth-or-factFour Common AC Myths

As with any industry, there are many myths that prevail as truth in the HVAC business. Unfortunately, these myths are rampant and easy to believe, especially if you don’t have a lot of experience with air conditioning systems.

Many of these myths result in losing efficiency and spending more on your energy bill, so it’s important to separate fact from fiction. Here are four common myths debunked:

1. It’s Not Necessary to Hire a Specialist to Change Your Air Filter

Sure, you could change your own air filter, but hiring an HVAC specialist to change your air filter is the best way to make sure the job is done correctly. Additionally, getting an experienced technician to replace your air filter also gives them a chance to inspect the filter and make sure there isn’t anything wrong with the unit. This could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars down the line.

2. You Don’t Need a Ceiling Fan if You Have an ACceiling-fan

Many people wrongly believe that ceiling fans and AC systems are not to be used together. These people are missing out! Using your ceiling fan on a hot day in addition to your AC system is a great way to improve air circulation and improve the overall comfort in your home. One of the biggest factors in the comfort of a room is air circulation.

In general, stagnant air feels hotter than moving air. Using your ceiling fan also helps take some of the stress off the AC system. With a fan, you can set your thermostat 2 or 3 degrees lower and not notice a change in the comfort level. This could save you a ton of money on your energy bill.

thermostat-up-or-down3. Moving the Thermostat All the Way Up or All the Way Down Will Quickly Cool Down or Heat Your House

If you ever wanted to cool your home quickly, turning the thermostat all the way down, past your desired temperature, may seem like a good way to get there fast. However, doing this does nothing other than cause the AC system to work for longer, resulting in a higher energy bill.

If you want to quickly cool your home, the best course of action is turning the thermostat to your desired temperature, closing your curtains and turning on the ceiling fan. You’ll feel comfortable and your AC won’t work longer than it’s supposed to.

4. If it’s Not Broke, Don’t Fix It

Everyone can agree that calling for AC repair can feel irritating and frustrating. No one wants to spend money on things like AC repairs or replacements. However, AC maintenance and inspections are the best way to save more money throughout the years and improve the overall longevity of your AC system.

Calling for annual or bi-annual maintenance will help professionals locate any potential problem spots and fix them before they become a serious breakdown. Regular inspections also help fine-tune your AC, so you know it’s always running at peak efficiency.

For more AC repair, replacement and maintenance services, contact Mountain Air Cooling & Heating today. Call (479) 782-4328 today for trusted service in Ft. Smith, AR.

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