As the summer months in Texas drag on, many homeowners are shocked when the get their electric bill at the end of the month. Some people are facing higher energy bills due to some misconceptions about air conditioning. In this blog, our Kerrville air conditioning specialists will explain some of the myths of air condition so you can save energy and money this summer.
1.Turning the thermostat down will cool your house faster
Except in rare cases, this myth is untrue. Most homes have central A/C units with a simple fan installed to move warm air. Setting the temperature down to 50 degrees will not make the air conditioner cool the air faster. By doing this, you run the risk of forgetting you turned the temperature down low and wasted energy.
2.It is more efficient to keep the air running while you’re gone than to turn the air off
There is no need to run the air conditioner while you are away. Keeping in the A/C level at a cooler temperature forces your A/C compressor to work for 8 to 10 hours while you’re away. If you are someone who enjoys coming home to a cool house, consider programming your A/C to turn on half an hour before you return home. You can get even more high-tech as many new thermostats are “smart” thermostats that allow you to control you
3.It doesn’t matter where you install your air conditioning unit
Many people do not realize that installation is a huge factor regarding the efficiency of your home. The experts at 72 Degrees Air Conditioning & Heating can help you find an area that would be best suited for the outdoor unit. To maximize efficiency, consider placing the unit out of direct sunlight or in a shaded area. If there isn’t a shady area to install your outdoor unit in, plant trees or shrubs around it to provide shade. Be careful not to block the airflow of the vent. When installing your thermostat, try not to install it around any appliances that give off heat.
Creating Comfortable Homes
At 72 Degrees Air Conditioning & Heating, we strive to keep our customers comfortable in their home all year long. Whether your AC needs maintenance, or you are looking to replace it, our Kerrville HVAC service specialists are available to help you. Call to schedule your free estimate today.