We in the gorgeous Tampa Bay area have lots summer air conditioning tips and ideas to stay cool. Outside of jumping in a pool to cool off, many of us are unintentionally making our homes hotter instead of cooler. These mistakes cost us more money. Furthermore, they ultimately strain our already hard-working air conditioners. Here are some common misconceptions we often hear about.
Misconception: Open your windows to cool down a warm home faster
- Summer air conditioning tip 1: Your AC pulls warm air over its coils and cools it down using refrigerant. Opening windows means you’re causing your ac to have to cool more air rather than just the air in the home. Consequently, your AC will run longer and your house will not reach ideal temperature efficiently. Keep your windows and doors closed.
Misconception: Turning your AC to a lower temperature will cool your home faster
- Summer air conditioning tip 2: No matter what you set your thermostat to, your AC works the same to reach that set temperature. For example, if you set your AC to 65 when you really only need it at 74, your AC will reach 74 in the same amount of time, but will continue to strain to cool even more to reach an unreasonable temperature.
Misconception: Using a fan makes my AC less effective
- Summer air conditioning tip 3: Air conditioners work better when combined with fans because the fans help the cooled air spread and circulate in your home. Not only will you cool better, you will also cool more efficiently. You’ll appreciate that when you get your power bill!
Before summer is upon us, The Comfort Authority recommends an annual service appointment. This “check-up” can prevent impending problems, diagnose current issues, and give home-owners peace of mind about their HVAC system. Call us today at (813)575-6996 to talk to one of our expert staff or schedule online using our convenient booking system.