As a leading provider of Air Conditioner Service, AC Service, HVAC Installation, and Air Conditioning Installation & AC Repair in Highlands Ranch, CO, Lone Tree, CO, Castle Rock, CO, Parker, CO, and Greenwood Village, CO, we at Allied Heating & Air Colorado understand the importance of dispelling common myths surrounding air conditioning systems. In this blog post, we’ll address some of the most prevalent misconceptions.

Myth #1: Bigger is Always Better

One widespread myth is that a larger air conditioning unit is always more effective in cooling your home. However, this is not necessarily true. An oversized unit may cool your space too quickly, leading to frequent cycling on and off, which can result in inefficient operation, uneven cooling, and higher energy costs.

Myth #2: Closing Vents Saves Energy

  1. Many homeowners believe that closing vents in unused rooms can save energy and reduce utility bills.
  2. However, this practice can actually put unnecessary strain on your HVAC system, leading to reduced efficiency and potential damage.
  3. Air conditioning systems are designed to circulate air throughout the entire ductwork, and closing vents disrupts this balance, causing the system to work harder.

Myth #3: Air Conditioning Causes Illness

Some people believe that air conditioning can cause colds, flu, or other illnesses. This is a misconception. Air conditioning itself does not cause illness; however, poorly maintained systems can circulate improperly filtered air, which may contain pollutants or allergens that can exacerbate existing health conditions.

Myth #4: Lowering the Thermostat Cools Faster

Another common myth is that setting the thermostat to a lower temperature than desired will cool your home faster. In reality, this practice does not accelerate the cooling process. Your air conditioning system operates at a fixed rate, and lowering the thermostat beyond your desired temperature will not make it work harder or faster.

At Allied Heating & Air Colorado, we prioritize educating our customers and providing accurate information about air conditioning systems and their maintenance. By debunking these myths, we aim to help homeowners make informed decisions and ensure the efficient and cost-effective operation of their HVAC systems.