3 Major Myths about Air Conditioning We’d Like to Debunk

Monday, May 29th, 2017

spinning-ac-fanWe love the Internet! It’s the best way for us to reach customers and let them know the services we can provide for them. We bet you love the Internet as well, since it puts information and services at your fingertips in a way never possible before.

But there are also those times when we all sort of hate the Internet. If you’re an HVAC contractor, one of your pet peeves about the web is how easily it spreads bad information about air conditioning and heating systems through DIY blogs and amateur websites without credentials. This has kept a number of old air conditioning myths alive that should’ve been buried a long time ago.

We’re here to try to put to rest 3 of the biggest myths we still hear and read about. Knowing the truth will help you better care for your AC, as well as let you know when it’s time to contact us for air conditioning service in Bossier City, LA and throughout the Shreveport area.

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Is It Better to Run the AC All Day Even When I’m Not Home?

Monday, July 4th, 2016

You’ve probably heard this advice before regarding the best way to run an air conditioning system: you should set your air conditioner to stay on all day (at a high temperature, such as the upper 70s) while you’re away from home, rather than leave it off and turn it on only when you get back home. The logic behind this piece of advice is that this 1) makes it easier to quickly cool down the house when you return, and 2) uses less energy, because an air conditioner drains more power at start-up than when running regularly.

But is this actually true?

No, it’s not. We’ll explain below.

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Keeping Cool in Summer—While Giving Your AC a Vacation!

Monday, May 30th, 2016

The air conditioning system is a big hero around here during the summer months. There’s no better way to stay cool in your home than to have an AC humming away and sending out cooled-down air to the rooms.

But doesn’t your air conditioner deserve it’s own summer vacation now and then? True, it’s a machine and doesn’t have feelings about this—but when you give it short vacations, you’ll end up saving money not only on electrical bills, but on future repair bills for the AC.

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Closing Room Vents Is Not a Way to Save Energy!

Monday, April 25th, 2016

During the warm seasons here in Louisiana, you’ll want to find ways to cut back on your air conditioning bills without needing to sacrifice too much when it comes to comfort. There are many ways you can do this: learning the best settings on your thermostat, installing a smart thermostat, remembering to schedule spring maintenance, and running ceiling fans.

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An Air Conditioning System Isn’t Enough to Combat High Humidity

Monday, September 21st, 2015

The high heat is still with us here in the Shreveport area, even as we move into the latter half of September and the official start of the fall season. And along with that heat is the additional problem of humidity. The moisture in the air makes it more difficult for the human body to expel heat through perspiration, and then traps more heat in the body and makes the surrounding temperature feel hotter.

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A Few Late Summer Air Conditioning Tips

Monday, September 14th, 2015

The summer is almost officially over on the calendar, although we can still expect some hot days ahead before the temperature cools down for the fall and winter. There are a few steps you can take to see that your air conditioning system is in the best shape for the close of the cooling season. We’ve listed some tips that will help you end the summer on a high note with your AC:

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Do I Need to Change My HVAC System’s Air Filter Only Once a Year?

Monday, August 31st, 2015

There are many misconceptions, misunderstandings, and myths (the three “M”s) when it comes to home heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Unfortunately, the Internet and the rapid swap of bad information through social media, mostly from “that guy” on your Facebook feed, continues to spread these three “M”s, and it’s difficult for knowledgeable people in the industry to squash them.

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How to Clean the Air Filter in Your Air Conditioning System

Monday, July 20th, 2015

One of the ways to keep your air conditioning bills down during the summer is to make sure that your AC always has a clean air filter. This filter isn’t designed to cleanse your home’s air; it protects the interior of the air conditioner from debris that enters through the return air ducts. As the air conditioner works during the summer months, the filter will collect dust and lint; eventually, it will become so clogged that it will choke off airflow and make the AC strain to work—and that means higher bills.

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