We hear so many things about improving our cooling system’s energy efficiency that it can sometimes prove to be pretty difficult to decipher what’s true and what’s false. Fortunately for you, the experts at Eveld Tatman Air Conditioning is here to let you in on the truth about some of the most common myths about AC efficiency.
- Buying an energy efficient system is an automatic way to save money: In most cases, this is true as long as it’s right size unit for the space. If a system is too large, it will constantly cycle off and on, which not only wastes energy but also causes major wear and tear.
- Setting the temperature extremely low will cool the space quicker: The truth is that the air handler in your cooling system can only move warmer air at a preset speed. So turning the temperature low will do nothing but waste your energy. You also put your AC at risk of freezing causing various malfunctions.
- Turning off the air conditioner while you’re away saves your energy: When your cooling system is shut off, your home or office grows warmer. Although you may have been saving energy while you were gone, it will take about the same amount, if not more, energy to bring the temperature back to a comfortable level. We recommend increasing your thermostat by at least 10 degrees while you’re away for an extended amount of time. This allows your system to manage the humidity within and a faster return to a comfortable level once you get in.
So if you ever find yourself with any questions concerning your AC system’s efficiency, don’t hesitate to give Eveld Tatman Air Conditioning a call at 954-753-8040.