As we find ourselves in the dog days of summer, nobody would blame a homeowner for looking for energy efficient ways to keep their home cool and comfortable. As you search the internet for tips and tricks, here are some common myths that might seem reasonable at first, but will actually lead you in the wrong direction.
Leaving Your Ceiling Fan All Day Makes A Room Cooler
Ceiling fans are great at circulating cool air, that’s true. However, when it comes to making you feel cool, you can only really feel a difference if you’re directly underneath the fan.
All things considered, it’s best to not continuously run a ceiling fan in a room that you’re not currently occupying. It uses up valuable energy that could be going to your air conditioner, allowing it to do its job and cool down your entire home.
A Bigger System Will Cool Your Home Faster
The truth is that you need to right sized air conditioner for your home. It might be tempting to adapt a “bigger is better” attitude when shopping around for your home’s ac unit. A system too large for your home can result in several issues, such as humidity and uneven cooling.
When you are ready for a new ac system, always consult trusted HVAC professionals like BNG Heating and Cooling before you make a final decision.
Leaving Elections/Appliances On All Day Doesn’t Make Your Home Warmer
While most people might suspect larger appliances such as an over or dryer of giving off noticeable amounts of heat, even the smaller ones can make a difference. It’s always a good idea to turn off electronic appliances when you don’t need them, no matter how small.
Windows Are the Biggest Culprits of Energy Loss
Sure, faulty window and door seals certainly contribute a large amount when it comes to energy loss. But the real energy killers are the ones you can’t necessarily see with an untrained eye. If you suspect your home is leaking precious air conditioning, be sure to have it checked out by a local air conditioning professional. They have the knowledge to know exactly where to look, which often includes places you would never know to check!
Let BNG Heating and Cooling Help Keep Your Home Comfortable
BNG Heating and Cooling is here for all of your heating and cooling needs. As summer’s grip tightens on our community, be sure to contact us with any questions you have about keeping your family cool and comfortable.