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Common AC Myths You Should Learn

myth-or-factCommon AC Myths You Should Learn

You’re the king (or queen) of your own castle, right? That means that you’ve got to be on top of all things home maintenance. When it comes to your cooling and heating systems, preventative maintenance is extremely important. It saves you both time and money.

But how much do you really know about your AC or your furnace? We’ve compiled a few common myths around your AC to set the story straight.

1. I Can Cool My Home Faster if I Turn the AC Down Really Low

thermostat-up-or-downFalse. Your AC works at a certain pace and it doesn’t matter if you’ve trying to cool your home a little or a lot. Understandably, when it is warm you want your home comfortable as soon as possible. The answer to this one is to set your thermostat accordingly and wait patiently.

2. If my System Isn’t Broken, I Don’t Need to Bother

Think of it this way. Do you get your oil changed and your car serviced at regular intervals to make sure that it is running well? It’s a good way of protecting your investment as well as creating peace of mind that your car is reliable when you need it, right?

The same principle applies to your air conditioner. Get it serviced, cleaned and inspected on a seasonal basis to identify any small problems before they cause the unit to break down. That’s inconvenient and more expensive.

ceiling-fan3. I Don’t Need a Fan! I Have an Air Conditioner

Well, that depends on if you like saving money. If you keep your ceiling fan running while the AC is on, you can set your thermostat slightly higher, letting the fan shoulder some of the work (at a lower cost) to cool your home.

Inside your home, being uncomfortable has as much to do with the air being still as it does with temperature. Move the air with a fan, and you’ll be more comfortable instantly.

4. I Don’t Need a Professional to Change my Air Filter

You may be able to tackle this job as a DIY, but it is always money well spent to have the support of a professional. A technician can advise you on what brand and size of filter to get. If not, you may have to be doing a little trial and error to make sure that you’ve got the correct filter.

Usually, a filter change is part of an overall seasonal tune-up, which is always a good idea, especially when it comes to improving your indoor air quality and saving money on energy costs.

Did this help resolve some of your questions around preventative maintenance for your AC? Now that you know how important it is to get the support of someone you can trust, call our team of experts at Superior Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical today at (763)-422-1721 for service in Anoka, MN.

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