People’s knowledge about air conditioning on the Central Coast has come a long way in recent years. Many more people have air conditioners in their homes, so they know the basic facts about these appliances. But there are still a few persistent myths that seem to carry on to today. Let’s look at a few of the most common.
Turning it off when you’re not at home
One persistent myth is that turning off the air conditioner when you’re not at home will save you money. Obviously this is true if you’re on holidays or away for an extended period. But that’s where this myth ends. If you’re going out for a few hours, it’s far more energy efficient to have your air conditioner set on a lower setting to keep your house cool. If you’re out for the day or overnight, set a timer to have it come on a few hours before you get home. That way you won’t chew through a lot of energy blasting icy cold air to cool your house down as soon as you get home.
You can catch a cold from air conditioning
Some people still believe that you can catch a cold from air conditioning, especially if you leave your air conditioner on at night while you’re asleep. This is simply not true – colds are caused by viruses, not by air temperature. You’ll be much more comfortable on a sweltering night if you’re nice and cool in your home.
If it turns on, it’s working fine
The last myth we still see a lot of is people believing that if their air conditioner is functioning, it’s working perfectly. Little do they know, that a regular service can really improve the energy efficiency (and cost) of your air conditioner. If your unit needs a checkup, get in touch with the team at Cold Stream Services today.