We all have habits when it comes to keeping our home cool and comfortable during the cooling season that we think will keep the house cooler and save us on cooling costs. However, there are a few common habits that can actually end up costing you more without making the home any cooler.1. Turning The AC Off When You're Away From Home For More Than a Couple of Hours Saves Money.
MYTH: While an air conditioner is obviously not using energy when it's turned off, turning the A/C back on makes it run longer to remove the heat that has built up inside the home, which can use a lot of energy.2. Ceiling Fans Should Be Run All the Time During the Summer
MYTH: Ceiling fans don't actually cool the air in your home, they simply move the conditioned air down into the living space and provide evaporative cooling on the skin, making you feel more comfortable. They provide little if any benefit in unoccupied rooms. So they should only be used when the room is occupied.3. Turning the Thermostat Temperature Way Down Will Cool the House Faster
MYTH: Lowering the thermostat temperature will not affect how quickly your air conditioner cools down your home.4. Air Conditioner's Built Today are Better Made and More Reliable, So Annual Maintenance Is Less Important Than It Used To Be.
MYTH: Annual A/C maintenance is just as important as ever. In fact, to fully benefit from the high efficiency features of your new air conditioner, it needs to be kept clean and well maintained.
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