Common AC Myths Debunked for Optimal Cooling

When it comes to keeping your home comfortable during the sweltering summer months, Bradley Heating & Air Conditioning is here to separate fact from fiction. We’ll debunk some common myths surrounding air conditioning units and provide you with reliable information to ensure your system runs efficiently.

Myth #1: Bigger is Always Better

Many homeowners believe that installing a larger air conditioning unit will provide better cooling. However, this is a misconception. An oversized unit will cool your space too quickly, leading to frequent cycling and poor dehumidification. This can result in higher energy bills and uneven cooling. The key is to have a properly sized unit for your home’s square footage and insulation levels.

Myth #2: Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Saves Energy

  • Contrary to popular belief, closing vents in unused rooms can actually increase your energy costs.
  • Air conditioning systems are designed to distribute air evenly throughout the entire ductwork system.
  • Closing vents creates an imbalance in the system, causing it to work harder and potentially leading to breakdowns.

Myth #3: Lowering the Thermostat Cools the Home Faster

Lowering the thermostat to an extremely low temperature will not cool your home any faster. Air conditioners are designed to cool at a specific rate, and setting the thermostat to an unrealistically low temperature won’t speed up the process. Instead, it will cause the unit to run continuously, wasting energy and potentially damaging the compressor.

At Bradley Heating & Air Conditioning, we prioritize our customers’ comfort and energy efficiency. By debunking these common myths, we hope to empower you with the knowledge to make informed decisions about your air conditioning system. If you have any further questions or concerns, our team of experts is always ready to assist you.