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Air Conditioning Myths That are Costing You Money
March 11 / 2022

Air Conditioning Myths That are Costing You Money

With prices going up in almost every aspect of life, it is a good time to revisit your budget. There are many places to make cuts, but we will focus on energy consumption here. Specifically, we will go over some air conditioning myths that are costing you money. Your friends at Rooter Hero are happy to answer any questions or concerns, schedule routine AC maintenance, or arrange an urgent AC repair today. We also offer air conditioning unit replacement and installation services. Call Rooter Hero any time to speak with a live representative. We are ready when you are.

Myths to Dispel

There are so many air conditioning myths and so little time to evaluate each one. We will go over several of the most common ones:

  • Cranking the Thermostat: Bringing the thermostat to the minimum setting will NOT speed up the cooling process. Set it to the temperature you desire. The AC unit will run at the same pace either way.
  • Turning off the AC: Heading out to work? Shutting off the AC is not like turning off the lights. The AC uses a lot of energy on start-up. It is better to turn the thermostat up several degrees than to turn it off completely.
  • Bigger is Better: Choose an air conditioner that is the right size. An oversized AC will turn the compressor on and back off in quick intervals. This will wear out the unit, shorten its life expectancy, and waste lots of electricity.
  • Replace Filters Annually: Skipping air filter replacements is a cheap, and ineffective, way to save money. Clogged filters can limit airflow, overwork your AC, and pollute your air. Change filters according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, which is usually once per season.
  • Skip the AC Maintenance: Your AC unit is meant to last about a decade. That is if it was properly installed and regularly maintained. Neglected units will expire far too early. Schedule routine maintenance and tune-ups for energy efficiency and a long AC lifespan.

When to Replace Your AC Unit

Should you wait until your existing AC dies before replacing it? Many homeowners and business owners focus too much on the price of a new air conditioning unit. Though a new unit will cost you money in the beginning, the energy efficiency and advanced features of new models will save you money in the long run. Plus, you might be able to get some money for a used AC; not so much for a dead one. Call Rooter Hero to consult with an HVAC contractor to learn if an air conditioning unit replacement is right for you.

Affordable AC Maintenance and Repair

Routine maintenance and timely repairs can save you from a big headache or premature replacement down the line. Rooter Hero is proud to offer affordable AC maintenance and repair. Call now to get your free price estimate and schedule your appointment today. We are also happy to arrange an urgent AC repair. Our live representatives are ready to take your call.