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.
Myth 1: The Bigger the Air Conditioner, the Better
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is a significant investment, you’ll save more in the long run with a new unit than you would by holding on to an outdated, inefficient system.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!