It’s a scorching summer day, and your air conditioner is struggling to keep up. You may have heard myths about how to fix it, but beware – some of these common misconceptions could actually harm your system. Let’s debunk a few:

Myth: Cranking down the thermostat will cool your home faster.

Reality: Your AC unit operates at the same speed regardless of the temperature setting. Lowering the thermostat won’t make it work harder or faster. It will simply run continuously until the desired temperature is reached, wasting energy and money.

Myth: Closing vents in unused rooms will save energy.

  • This can actually increase your energy costs by forcing your AC to work harder to cool the rest of the house.
  • It can also cause uneven cooling, leading to moisture and mold issues in the closed-off rooms.

Myth: Bigger is always better when it comes to AC units.

An oversized unit may cycle on and off too frequently, failing to remove humidity effectively and leading to uneven cooling. A properly sized system, matched to your home’s needs, will run more efficiently and save you money in the long run.

Don’t fall for myths that could damage your air conditioning system. Trust the experts at J. A. Sauer Heating & Air Conditioning for reliable advice and top-notch service.