There’s a lot of different information out there about the best way to keep your home cool. With so many different tips and tricks about air conditioner care and maintenance floating around, it’s hard to separate the good advice from the false facts. Following the wrong information and you could end up causing serious damage to your air conditioner. Here are some common air conditioner myths debunked so you can stay cool and well-informed this spring.

Myth: It’s a waste of money to have your air conditioner serviced.

Some home owners think it’s less expensive to forgo regular maintenance and only call a professional technician in the event of a breakdown.  Actually, ignoring regular maintenance could end up costing you in emergency repairs, which is typically more expensive than maintenance calls. Regular air conditioner maintenance extends the lifespan of your unit and helps it to run more efficiently, preventing costly emergency repairs as well as saving you money on your utility bill.

Myth: You can save money by setting the thermostat high when you leave the house, and then adjusting it to the desired temperature when you come home.

This is one of the most common myths about air conditioners. Turning the thermostat high when you leave the house doesn’t conserve energy or save you money; in fact, your air conditioner has to work even harder when you constantly switch thermostat temperatures, which requires even more energy. Leaving your thermostat untouched, however, is also a waste of energy. The best option is to choose a programmable thermostat that can automatically adjust temperatures so you can give your air conditioner a break when you know you’ll be out of the house.

Your friends and neighbors may have different air conditioner tips and tricks to offer you, and all that contradictory information can make it hard to keep the facts straight. Trust the wrong information and you may end up damaging your air conditioner and spending much more money than you anticipated in the process.

At R.J. Wiley, we’re dedicated to providing you with the most efficient air conditioner services at the most affordable rates. It’s this commitment to quality and customer satisfaction that have earned us the reputation as one of Toronto’s top HVAC companies. For more information about our air conditioner installation, maintenance and repair services, contact us today at R.J. Wiley.