4 Misconceptions about air conditioning: what’s the truth?

#1 Air conditioners sole purpose is to cool air
When we think of the words air conditioner, we automatically think of cooling air. Air conditioners typically have more functions, and instead of just cooling air, they also work to reduce humidity in the air as well. Overall improving the air quality in your home. Remember, they’re not called “air coolers”.

#2 If you have an air conditioner, you don’t need a fan.
While it’s true, you don’t NEED a fan, it actually can do its part in circulating the cool air around your space. Setting up your fans strategically can reduce your energy usage in your home by making it so your A/C has to run less often.

#3 All you have to do is turn on your A/C and sit back and relax.
In a perfect world, yes this is true, and for the most part, it is. That being said, it is important to do basic maintenance. Ensuring that your filter is clean will make you feel at peace knowing that you are not blowing any contaminants throughout your ductwork and essentially your home. We recommend checking your air filter monthly and changing it whenever it appears dirty.

#4 Professional HVAC maintenance is unnecessary
We know that it is easy to forget about regular HVAC maintenance and upkeep but we highly recommend your system to be serviced at least once a year by a professional HVAC technician. Even if you regularly clean your filter and check the system, even the smallest problem unattended for a long period of time can reduce the life of your system as well as create costly fixes later on. Preventative maintenance is the key to long-term cost savings and making sure your air quality is perfect for you, and your family.