Even though the majority of people in Winnipeg are pretty familiar with their heating and air conditioning systems, there are still a lot of misconceptions out there about how air conditioners work. Keep reading to learn the truth about the six most common air conditioning myths.
- Air conditioners make you sick
A lot of people are under the mistaken impression that you can catch a cold simply by being exposed to cold air. The truth is that colds are caused by a virus that is passed from human to human.
- Blast the AC for best results
Turning down the AC on full blast may seem like a quick way to cool the house but it’s not as effective as you might expect. The unit will have to work harder to quickly lower the temperature, which burns more energy than if you kept it running at a lower setting.
- The bigger the better
Not necessarily. When purchasing an air conditioner, you need to take your needs, and the square footage of your home, into account. Choosing the right sized unit for your space means you’ll waste less energy, burn less electricity and be more comfortable than you would with a bigger unit.
- Ceiling fans help the air conditioner work better
Not really. Fans are designed to move air, not cool it. They can help redistribute air inside a room but shouldn’t be left running at all times. Save energy and turn off your ceiling fans whenever you leave the room.
- Uneven temperatures mean the unit is too old
Not usually. This type of problem can often be fixed with a quick air conditioner repair visit. Changing the old thermostat might do the trick. Or the problem could be solved by having an air conditioning contractor come in and improve the air flow of your duct work.
- Air conditioner repair and maintenance is expensive
Not true. The cost of a good maintenance plan is significantly less expensive then the cost of major repairs and/or replacing the system entirely. You know what they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Contact us today to dispel more common HVAC myths, book an appointment for air conditioner repair, or to learn more about heating and air conditioning, AC installation and HRV systems in Winnipeg. Book online now and enjoy $20 off!