There are quite a few home cooling myths out there.

Home cooling seems pretty straightforward, but it’s actually a bit more complicated than most people think. That might be why there are so many myths and misconceptions out there about home cooling. Believing the myths may seem innocent enough, but some of them can leave you with higher energy bills or even damage to your system. Tri-Elite Advisors is here to help you separate fact from fiction, so that you have the information you need to protect your system and save more energy. Learn the truth about a few common home cooling myths when you check out our last blog, and keep reading to learn more.

Myth #4. Keeping your thermostat set on the same temperature all the time will save energy.

There’s a very common myth that your air conditioner will waste more energy in an attempt to cool your home than it will to keep it at a consistent temperature all the time. But it’s just not true. While you shouldn’t turn your air conditioner completely off while you’re gone for the day, you should definitely turn your thermostat up. There’s no reason to make your air conditioner work so hard when you aren’t even home. The best way to ensure that your thermostat is properly set throughout the day is to upgrade to a programmable, automatic thermostat. You can program your own specific schedule into your thermostat, ensuring that your home will always be a little warmer when you’re at work or asleep and a little cooler when you are home most often.

Myth #5. You’ll save more energy if you install a bigger air conditioner.

A bigger air conditioner might not be a better option. In fact, if it’s too big, it can actually end up causing a hike in your energy bills. If your air conditioner is too big for your home and usage needs, it can cause it to continually turn off and on. This is called cycling. A little bit of cycling is normal, but if it happens all the time, like if your system is not the right size for your home, then it will lead to higher energy bills. That’s why, when it comes time to buy an air conditioner for your home, you should consult a professional so that they can use your usage and the size of your home to calculate the appropriate air conditioning size. Hiring an expert contractor takes the guesswork out of the equation and ensure that you buy the right air conditioner the first time, which is a good thing because they’re not exactly cheap.

No matter how new and efficient your air conditioner is, believing some of the most common home cooling myths could cause an increase in your energy bills. At Tri-Elite Advisors, we want you to have the right information so that you can make the most informed decisions regarding your home cooling needs. We also offer a variety of HVAC services, from air conditioning maintenance to replacement. Contact us today about your cooling needs!