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5 Cooling Myths Debunked

Sometimes conventional wisdom wins out, but in many cases the tips and tricks you’ve been told are just flat out wrong. Don’t be naive, folks. Not everything you hear is the truth! We’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular home cooling myths and rumors, along with the truth.

MYTH 1: My A/C is working just fine, it doesn’t need a tune up.
You change the oil in your car, don’t you? Much like a car, your A/C needs regular TLC. Dust, dirt and debris buildup can reduce airflow by 1 percent each week.

MYTH 2: Cranking the temperature way down will definitely cool my home faster.

Hate to break it to you, but this only makes your A/C work harder and longer, reducing its efficiency.

MYTH 3: It’s more convenient and efficient to just keep my A/C on all day.
It might be convenient, but it doesn’t save you any money. Programmable thermostats are going to be your best friend, as the temperature will adjust when you aren’t there, saving you money annually!

MYTH 4: Ceiling fans will help keep my home cool, even when I’m not there.

Ceiling fans cool people, not rooms. Leaving fans on will only waste energy.

MYTH 5: I’ll save money by closing vents.
Closing registers in a room only creates more problems. Several complications include leakage from excess pressure, mold and mildew from a lack of airflow, and increased energy use.

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