Misconceptions About Air Conditioning Units: Busting the Myths

When it comes to air conditioning units, there are several common misconceptions that persist. At Apollo Heating & Cooling, Inc., we’re committed to providing our customers with accurate information and debunking these myths. Here are a few prevalent myths and the facts behind them:

Myth #1: Bigger is always better.

Many people believe that larger air conditioning units are more effective at cooling their homes. However, this is not always the case. Air conditioning units are designed to cool a specific square footage based on their size and capacity. Installing an oversized unit can lead to inefficient cooling, excessive humidity, and higher energy bills.

Myth #2: Closing vents will save energy.

  • This myth stems from the belief that closing vents in unused rooms will reduce the workload on the AC unit.
  • In reality, closing vents can disrupt the balance of airflow in the system, causing it to work harder and potentially leading to damage.
  • It’s recommended to keep all vents open and adjust the thermostat to your desired temperature.

Myth #3: Air conditioning units don’t require regular maintenance.

Many homeowners overlook the importance of regular maintenance for their air conditioning units. However, neglecting routine maintenance can lead to decreased efficiency, higher energy bills, and potentially costly repairs down the line. Professional technicians can identify and address any issues before they become major problems.

By understanding and addressing these common myths, you can ensure that your air conditioning unit operates efficiently and effectively, providing optimal comfort while minimizing energy costs.