Installing a central air conditioning system provides an efficient and convenient way to keep your home cool and comfortable during the hot summer months. However, they may not be as common as wall and window-mounted air conditioning systems. With that said, how much do you actually understand about your central air conditioning system?
In this blog, the top HVAC repair specialists from GO Green Air debunk some myths and misconceptions about central air conditioning systems for you to understand them better.
“Energy-Efficient” Central Air Conditioners Automatically Save Money
Make no mistake, energy-efficient units do consume less energy. However, they have to be installed and optimized properly for your home. You won’t be able to feel the air conditioning unit’s energy-efficient properties unless you have the right unit, ductwork and settings set-up properly for your home. Consult your local HVAC specialist before getting one so that they can make the proper measurements and recommendations based on your home’s design and layout.
Turn Off Your Central AC Before Leaving
This may seem obvious for some homeowners as it appears to be an effective way to save on utility costs. However, this isn’t the case. Shutting off your central air conditioning system may do more harm than good. It could actually lead you to incur more costs in the long run. Your air conditioner’s role is to regulate indoor temperature and humidity, and shutting it off while you’re away can make it difficult for the system to adjust once you turn it on when you get back. Consider getting a smart HVAC system to manage your central AC while you’re away from home.
You Should Get a New Refrigerant Every Year
It’s true that your refrigerant directly affects your air conditioner’s performance, you shouldn’t replace it often. Take note of your manufacturer’s specifications and replace it according to their instructions. Replacing your refrigerant frequently can cause it to be overcharged or undercharged which isn’t efficient for your AC unit.
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