As HVAC experts, we know better than anyone how frustrating it can be when an HVAC system goes down. But sometimes, the process of fixing it can be even more of a headache. You not only have to know what the problem is, but you have to find the right team to fix it, make sure you’re paying an affordable price, and wait for the whole process to happen.

That’s why it can be a huge bummer when you’re misinformed by common falsehoods that circulate about air conditioning and heating systems. You don’t want to spend all kinds of time and energy to troubleshoot an issue, only to realize that you were deceived by incorrect facts. That’s why we’re here to help clear things up. Here are some common myths about air conditioning systems.

  • MYTH: You Should Set Your Thermostat Super Low so it Gets Cold Faster: Don’t do this! The reason is simple — no matter where you set your thermostat, your HVAC system cools the air at the same rate. Just because the goal temperature is lower doesn’t mean it’s going to work faster to get there. So, what this often results in is people setting the temperature far too low, and forgetting to adjust it back to the ideal temperature. When all is said and done, you’ll have achieved the opposite effect of what you wanted — your home or apartment will be too cold, and your HVAC will be using much more energy than necessary.
  • MYTH: Air Conditioners Only Make the Air Colder: Fun fact — there’s a reason why it’s called an “air conditioner” and not an “air cooler.” This is because the air is, in fact, conditioned rather than simply cooled. The biggest difference between the two is humidity. When air is “conditioned,” a lot of the excess humidity is removed while it cools. So this ends up having a double-whammy effect against the hot temperature; the air is not only cooler, it feels better because that gross, buggy humidity is gone. Win-win!
  • MYTH: The Bigger, The Better: As experts in the industry, no one knows this myth better than us. Many customers insist on replacing their HVAC systems with larger units, convinced that it would solve their air conditioning woes. In reality, this proposition is problematic. HVAC systems are designed to accommodate a specifically-sized building. If the building is too small, the HVAC system has trouble recognizing that and it uses far more energy than is actually necessary. Too big, and the air conditioner exerts itself to exhaustion trying to reach everything. If you’re unsure whether your HVAC system is appropriately sized, we encourage you to ask your local HVAC experts.

Air Conditioning Repair and Replacement in Springfield and Surrounding Areas

One of the most important ways to maintain a healthy, functional air conditioning system is to make sure you’ve got the right facts. While these are three common HVAC myths, there are many more out there, and we’d be happy to help clear things up to anyone in Springfield and the surrounding regions. Do you require air conditioner repair or replacement? Queen City Heating and Cooling is the company to call. Contact us today for quality HVAC services.