Air Conditioning Myths

Are you trying to find a way to fight the summer heat in your home? If so, then we hope you’ve installed air conditioners. They play a vital role in not only keeping the air cool but also ventilating your home. However, these machines are plagued with all sorts of myths that can cause you to end up spending more money than you should have.

Today, we want to relieve you of these myths to help you know the truth that they hide! Let’s talk about the air conditioning myths that can prove costly to your wallet:

Myth 1. The Bigger The Air Conditioner, The Better

If you’re looking to invest in an air conditioner, then we highly recommend that you don’t go for the biggest one out there. In fact, the bigger the AC unit, the more energy it will use, and the more expensive it will be to run. Sure, it may cool your room faster, but it certainly will eat at your wallet quicker too.

Instead, look for an Air Conditioner that fits your room’s size. This way, you can balance power versus its ability to cool your room down as expected. Try not to go too small either, or else your room will just not cool down, forcing the AC to continue working hard in an attempt to do so.

Myth 2. You Can Cool Your Home Faster By Turning Down The Thermostat

You may be tempted to turn down the thermostat in your home to make it cool faster, but generally speaking, this won’t work. Your AC will need time to cool your home down, and even more so if you turn it really low.

So, all you really need to do is set the thermostat to the temperature you want the room to be in. Also, the nearer the temperature is to the outside temperature, the less energy the AC will consume overall.

Myth 3. Air Conditioning Maintenance Is Nothing But A Waste Of Money

You may be under the impression that AC maintenance is just a waste of money, and you won’t need to do it ever in your lifetime. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth! Regular maintenance will ensure that your air conditioner works at its full potential while also preventing costly repairs in the future.

So, if you’re looking to extend the life of your AC unit, then we recommend that you find a reputable company to service your AC. This way, you can ensure that your AC runs smoothly without you having to worry about a thing.

Myth 4. It’s A Good Idea To Open Your Windows When Your AC Is On

It may seem like it’s a good idea but think about this for a second. Your main goal is to keep your room cool, so by opening your windows, you’ll let all of that cool air out and make it more difficult for your AC to cool your home down.

In the end, you’ll end up using more AC and making the room warmer than you’d like because of the lack of cool air. So, we strongly urge you not to open your windows during the summer because you’ll waste more energy than you need to and won’t actually cool your room down like you want to.


These are just a few myths that can cause you to spend more on your AC unit. Now that you know what they are, you’ll be able to avoid them to ensure your wallet is safe from harm while you get to enjoy a cooler house despite the raging heat that may be happening just outside! Of course, be wary of other myths, as they may be more out there that we didn’t talk about. Always research what you hear to know what the truth really is.

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