It’s Time to Clear the Air
The Internet is a unique place because you can learn about practically anything online. At the same time, the Internet is a double-edged sword because it can be a source of misinformation.
As we head into summer, we want to debunk some of the most common AC myths that are spread on the web and through word of mouth. These myths can cause people to make poor decisions that ultimately impact their long-term comfort, savings and health. We know that, as a homeowner, you want to avoid AC repairs at all costs. That’s why we’re setting the record straight and providing some helpful information so you can separate fact from fiction. Because if there’s one thing we know well, it’s cooling. Whether you own a mini-split AC or your more standard air conditioner, we cover all things cooling.
Myth 1: The Bigger the Air Conditioner, the Better
This couldn’t be any further from the truth. You always want to make sure your air conditioner is not too big or too small, but just right. If you purchase a system that’s too big for your home, it will turn on and off rapidly. The overly powerful unit will exert so much cool air that the thermostat will be tricked into thinking the home is cooler than it is. As a result, the unit will turn off before it can actually cool the home. Over time, this will place excessive wear and tear on your system and can cause it to permanently shut down way ahead of its time. At Arctic Air, we conduct load calculations for our residential and commercial customers. After considering all factors, such as the size of your space, your cooling preferences and your day-to-day routine, we’ll point you toward the perfect fit.
Myth 2: Lowering the Thermostat Will Cool Your Home Faster
Whether you lower the thermostat by two degrees or 20, your AC will cool your home at the same speed. The best thing you can do is set the thermostat to the temperature you actually want for your home.
Myth 3: It’s Best to Wait Until the AC Shuts Down Before Replacing It
Most people replace an older car once it starts needing frequent repairs. Well, it’s important to have the same mindset with your air conditioner. While replacing the air conditioner is a significant investment, you’ll save more in the long run with a new unit than you would by holding on to an outdated, inefficient system. It’s better to invest your money into an efficient, reliable unit that will serve you well as opposed to an older one that lets you down every year.
Myth 4: It Costs More to Change the Indoor Air Temperature Than to Leave It at One Set Point
Many people are afraid to touch the thermostat and think that minimal changes mean maximum savings. Ultimately, raising the temperature while you’re at work or away will help you save the most money over time.
Myth 5: Maintenance Is All Show and No Go
Unfortunately, companies that cut corners can make maintenance look like a waste of money. The truth is that not all maintenance services are equal. If you work with a company that’s authentic and does things the right way, you will see that maintenance is the furthest thing from a scam. It is a personalized, thorough service that keeps your AC running as efficiently as possible for as long as possible. At Arctic Air, we use detailed checklists to inspect your equipment and then double-check our work. If there is something wrong with your equipment, we’ll share our findings with you and provide options for any necessary repairs. Regardless of our recommendations, you can rest assured we are honest in everything we do. We know what real maintenance is supposed to look like and we will deliver true value in the form of longer equipment life, maximum energy savings and year-round equipment reliability.
Stay on Track With Arctic Air
You now know the truth about five common AC myths. If you have additional questions or want to know whether something else you’ve heard is true, feel free to contact us, your Lancaster HVAC experts. That’s what we’re here for!
If you experience any trouble with your AC or mini-split AC this summer and need to schedule AC repair service in Lancaster, CA, please contact us online or call Arctic Air at (661) 214-9160 today. We’re also the Lancaster heating and air conditioning team businesses can trust to repair their refrigerated equipment, including walk-in freezers. From our family to yours, we wish you a wonderful and relaxing summer season!