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Four Air Conditioning Myths Homeowners Should Know About

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Aire Serv explains the true answers to some common myths so homeowners can come to an informed decision on how to beat the summer heat and save money doing it.

WACO, Texas (PRWEB) July 10, 2014

Home appliance myths are often passed along without a thought about their origins or validity, which can cause a homeowner to make a wrong decision or cause summer cooling bills to unnecessarily increase. Aire Serv explains the true answers to some common myths so homeowners can come to an informed decision on how to beat the summer heat and save money doing it.

Myth: Ceiling fans keep a room cool

Explanation: Ceiling fans have no real effect on the temperature of a room. They only make people feel cooler because they move air across the skin. Save some electricity by turning off fans when you leave the room.

Myth: Air conditioning units perform the same no matter where they are installed

Explanation: When it comes to air conditioner efficiency, placement of the unit is important. The best locations for air conditioning units are often times a homes north or east side because this allows for the most shade. If air conditioning units have direct sunlight on the units outdoor heat exchanger, this can negatively impact efficiency.

Myth: You dont need to inspect your air conditioning system unless something is wrong

Explanation: Preventative measures are the best way to make sure you dont end up having a problem in the future. For your air conditioner, that means changing the filters every 90 days (for the average home) and having a service professional perform routine maintenance. They can help diagnose and fix problems that can prove to be costly if they are not detected early.

Myth: A room cools quicker by setting the thermostat lower than your ideal temperature

Explanation: Air conditioners always cool at the same rate, so there is no benefit to setting the temperature to 60 degrees when you want it to be 70. Some homes air conditioners do have variable settings (often marked as low, medium, or high), but most only operate on a set speed.

Dont let air conditioning myths fool you. Aire Serv wants you to save money and be prepared to handle hot summer days.

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