Myth #1: When coming home to a hot house, turning the AC down to a temperature lower than the desired house temperature, will help cool the house faster.
Truth: The reality is that this won’t help your house cool (or heat up) any faster. Because your air handler is only going to move warm air out at a set speed, you can’t deliver cool air faster, no matter how low you put the thermostat setting.
Also remember that a risk you run—if you do set the thermostat extremely low—is that you can forget about the setting, and over-cool your house, or you might even freeze your thermostat if it gets too cold.
Myth #2: Leaving a ceiling fan on will cool a room, even if you are not in the room.
Truth: It might seem obvious but ceiling fans work to circulate the air in the room to create a draft, and they do this through a motor that is powered by electricity.
Ceiling fans are just cooling people, and they are not cooling rooms. In fact, they are not doing anything to lower the temperature of any room. Since they take electricity to run, if anything, they are adding a slight bit of heat to the room.
Second, while the breeze may feel nice, assuming your AC is still running and you haven’t set the thermostat higher, it isn’t saving you any energy. With that said, ceiling fans add a nice breeze, but it’s important to know they aren’t doing any cooling to the room.
Myth #3: Buying or upgrading to a energy efficient AC system will automatically reduce your energy bill.
Truth: This is why you rely on the experts at Greater Comfort to walk through all the choices you have, including the cost savings associated with any kind of change, replacement/repair, or upgrade. Keep in mind that the size of the unit and the location of the installation all are going to impact the efficiency you end up seeing. That means that if a unit is improperly sized or installed, you can end up paying more than you should be paying.
The Department of Energy says that poor installation and improper sized equipment can waste as much as one-third of your energy consumption. That’s where we come in to make sure you receive the quality installation and service to see maximum savings.