If after making all the home adjustments you can to stay cool, but you just can't seem to beat the heat, an air conditioner will do the trick. Air conditioners aren't the most energy efficient solution to keeping cool, but an older model of an air conditioner can result in larger, unnecesary costs. Replace your old air conditioner with a more effecient one by contacting a Heating and Cooling Contractor today.
MYTH: It's more efficient to leave the air conditioner running at a minimal level during the day than to shut it off and have to re-cool the house again lager.
FACT: The less you use the AC, the less electricity you use. When the AC is running regardless of the level, you are paying for it, when it is off, you're not. Keep your windows closed while the AC is off as to not let in additional humidity, a well insulated home should only drop a few degrees throughout the day while you're not home.
MYTH: To cool off a house faster, you should crank the thermostat 5-7 degrees cooler than the desired temperature until the home cools off.
FACT: Lowering the temperature on the thermostat does not make the air conditioner work any faster when cooling off your home. An air conditioner extracts the hot air in a home and replaces it with cold. An air conditioner only replaces a given amount of hot air with cold in a particular time frame.
Be sure to have your Air conditioner properly checked by a certified HVAC specialist. Ensure that they are licensed, familiar with your type of home cooling system, and will offer references.