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Stop Falling for Air Conditioner Myths
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Friday, February 2, 2018

The warm summers will be back soon and you’ll need your air conditioner to stay cool in scorching heat. But do you avail the maximum benefit from your air conditioner by using it on a regular basis or do you fall for common myths that make you avoid using it?

If you still fall for air conditioner myths then you must read on as we’ll reveal the truth about some common air conditioner myths.

Myth #1: You’ll catch a Cold from the Air Conditioner
Many people think that they can get a cold from the cool air of the air conditioner. It is completely untrue and the common cold is caused by viruses, not the temperature. So, never worry about catching cold from the air conditioner and just keep your hands clean to ward off the germs that can cause cold.

Myth #2: If you turn off Your Air Conditioner and Turn it On Again When You Come Home, you’ll save Money
You may have fallen for this myth as many others have. If you turn off your air conditioner when you leave your home, it’ll raise the temperature of your home extremely high. When you turn it on again, it will have to work harder to make your home cool again. Thus, it will have to utilize more energy and will wear out more easily.

Myth #3: Leaving the Thermostat at the same temperature all the time can lower your bills
Many people fall for this false statement and leave the thermostat at the same temperature, whether they are at home or not. This can lead to higher bills and a solution for this is to install a programmable thermostat.

With a programmable thermostat, you can set the temperature high while you’re away to save on bills and set it low when you are about to come back to ensure that your home is cooled before your arrival.

Myth #4: If Ceiling Fans are On the Air Conditioner will not have to run for Long
This statement is often heard and the reason is that people have no idea how ceiling fans actually work. A ceiling fan is not for cooling the air; it simply circulates the air that is already in the room. So, a ceiling fan will not make the room cooler and your air conditioner will have to work for the same time as it does without a ceiling fan. Keeping the ceiling fan on with the air conditioner running is simply a waste of energy.

Myth #5: An Air Conditioner does not require checkup if it is new or working fine
Wrong again. Your air conditioner is new and working fine, but you won’t to keep it that way, right? The truth is that no matter how good your air conditioner is, it will suffer from wear and tear from continuous running. A scheduled checkup and service is essential to keep your AC working efficiently and fix any potential problems that may have developed from regular operation.

If you haven’t had your air conditioner serviced for a long time now, you must get in touch with professional technicians at Crane Heating and Air to get your AC unit checked and serviced to keep it running perfectly throughout long summers.




 

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