3 Common Myths About Air Conditioning

Myth 1: Turning down air conditioning will save money when you’re away.

This is the most common myth that we have come across in our years in the industry. People assume that if they are not home, turning down the temperature and using less air conditioning is wasting money. Actually, by doing so causes the unit to work harder and longer to get to home cooler quicker.

By leaving your home at a consistent temperature, your air conditioner will work less, use less energy and end up saving you money in the long run.

Myth 2: Air filters don’t need changing in winter.

This is a very common myth for most home owners. It’s not only important to change your home heating and air conditioning filters before the cold weather starts, but also before summer. Dirt, dust and allergens still circulate when the furnace is off and air conditioning is started up for the season. We recommend changing filters every 3 to 6 months. More efficient filters work and filter a lot better , especially in homes with those who have allergies, pets or respiratory problems.

Pro Ace Offices across Greater Vancouver carries many of the standard air filters so you can always give us a call to help find the right filters for your home.

Myth 3: Air conditioners only cool the home.

While the main function is to cool the air in your home, air conditioners also help to control humidity. Humidity in the air causes the temperatures to be warmer. Ever hear on the weather forecast “feels like with humidity?” That’s because although the actual temperature may be lower, but with humidity levels it feels hotter. Having humid air in your home makes sleeping very uncomfortable and makes you feel hot or sticky.

Get the Most from your AC with Professional Service

Keeping your air conditioning unit well maintained is the best way to keep your home cool and comfortable. Regular maintenance will ensure you get the most life out of your home air conditioner and save you money on big repairs. To schedule your service and maintenance call our offices today. We currently have a great A/C promotions in place.

Contact Pro Ace today at 604-293-3770!

 

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