Debunking the Myth About Cranking Up Your AC

It’s a common belief that setting your air conditioner to a lower temperature will cool your home faster. However, this is a myth that needs to be debunked. Here’s the truth about how your AC system works:

How Air Conditioners Work

  1. Your AC unit doesn’t cool the air to the set temperature instantly.
  2. It cools the air gradually by removing heat and moisture from the air in your home.
  3. The thermostat measures the air temperature and signals the AC unit to run until the desired temperature is reached.

The Problem with Cranking Up the AC

When you crank up the AC to a much lower temperature than desired, it won’t cool your home any faster. Instead, it will continue to run until it reaches the set temperature, wasting energy and putting unnecessary strain on the system.

The Solution

The best approach is to set your thermostat to the desired temperature and let the AC unit do its job. It will cycle on and off as needed to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home without wasting energy or straining the system.

Benefits of Proper AC Usage

  • Lower energy bills
  • Longer lifespan for your AC unit
  • Consistent and comfortable indoor temperatures

At All-A-Round A/C, Heating & Refrigeration, we believe in educating our customers to help them get the most out of their HVAC systems. If you have any questions or concerns about your air conditioner, don’t hesitate to contact us.