• Joseph Harris

Major Myths About Your Air Conditioning System


Man working on AC unit

Being a homeowner in the southern part of the US requires that you have an air conditioning system to remain cool and comfortable year-round. We all know that summer months can be sweltering, and many of us find ourselves using our systems through other seasons as well to maintain cool comfort and regulated humidity levels.


We don't think about the consequences of not maintaining our air conditioning systems properly until something breaks down. Dispelling a couple of myths about care and maintenance can save both valuable time and money as you seek to get the most life and efficiency out of your system. What do you know about your AC?


Myth vs. Fact

Properly caring for your air conditioner will ensure that it can take care of you when the heat and humidity roll in. The following information is intended to dispel some myths around your AC unit and provide you with some valuable advice for maintenance and care that will allow you to get the most bang for your buck. Let's get the facts straight on cooling your home:


Myth #1: You only need to change your filter once a year.

Fact: Changing your air conditioner filter only once yearly is a big mistake! Experts recommend that heavy use of your AC requires that you change the filter at least once every thirty days. If you have respiratory weaknesses or you live with pets or someone who regularly smokes, consider changing the filter even more often. Your system will function more efficiently, giving you clean, breathable air.


Myth #2: Bigger is better.

Fact: Bigger is not better when it comes to your HVAC system. If your system is too large for your home, it can be less efficient in the long run, and it will struggle to maintain proper humidity levels in your home. Have your home professionally measured when determining what kind of system will be most effective.


Myth #3: You don't need regular maintenance on an AC until something breaks.

Fact: Nothing is further from the truth. You service your car regularly because you want to avoid an uncomfortable breakdown on area roadways. Similarly, you'll want to perform regular maintenance on your AC so you don't find yourself without a cooling option on a 90-degree day. Ask your local HVAC technicians to establish a care and maintenance schedule that will keep you up and running when you need it most.


Myth #4: You can easily find and diagnose air leaks around your home.

Fact: Even the most obvious leaks can be difficult to find and diagnose. A trained technician can walk your home and diagnose problem areas, giving you solutions for making airflow and cooling easier and more efficient. Making this small investment could potentially save you hundreds of dollars a year in cooling costs.


Myth #5: The best way to tackle cooling issues is to adjust the thermostat.

Fact: While your thermostat is designed to regulate your home's temperature, you may never reach your desired level of comfort if your unit is not working properly. If your unit is compromised, your home is not insulated properly or is leaking from several locations, you're likely to have trouble regulating temps inside your home. Schedule regular maintenance procedures and checks on your unit to ensure that it is working as it should.


Tropic-Air Conditioning: Keeping you cool year-round

Tropic-Air Conditioning is in the business of creating cool, comfortable home environments for their valued customers. From top-notch sales and service to expert repair and installation, we have all of your HVAC needs covered for any season. Contact us now for a comprehensive assessment and recommendations for your unit. Visit https://www.tropicairfl.com/ for more information. A cooler, more comfortable home is just a click away!