If you want to save energy while cooling your home, you need to know the truth about common home cooling myths.

Running your air conditioner is a must during the hot summer months, and this often leads to higher energy bills. Many homeowners are looking for a way to keep cool while saving money. However, there are many myths and misconceptions about cooling your home that can actually lead to higher energy bills. If you haven’t already, read our Kankakee HVAC repair expert’s last blog to learn about a couple of home cooling myths, and keep reading to learn more:

Myth #3. You can save more by closing vents in empty rooms.

It seems like common sense to close vents in empty rooms, but this can actually damage your HVAC system and shorten its lifespan. This is because modern HVAC systems are designed to keep your whole house cool, not just specific rooms, and if certain rooms are warmer, your HVAC system will work harder to cool off those rooms.

Myth #4. The more you turn down your thermostat, the faster you’ll cool off your home.

This just isn’t how your HVAC is designed to work. Regardless of whether you turn your thermostat to the ideal temperature or much lower, it will still cool off your home at the same rate, so you’re better off setting it to the right temperature in the first place.

Believing these myths won’t make your HVAC system more efficient, but our tune-ups and preventative maintenance will. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.