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Jun 19 2014

Uncovering the Myths Behind Home Air Conditioner Repair

Here Is the Honest Truth About Air Conditioner Repair

Air Conditioner Issues

When it comes to air conditioner repair, it seems like everybody has an opinion. Your friends, family, and neighbors have probably offered their sage advice (even when you didn't ask for it) about how to address your inefficient AC, your leaky ducts, you name it. We hope to set the record straight on some common myths people believe about air conditioner repair.

"If you never change your thermostat's temperature, you will use less electricity and avoid the need for air conditioner repairs."

This is totally false. The equation is simple: the more your air conditioner runs, the more electricity it uses, and the higher your electric bill will be. Raising the thermostat setting by just a few degrees while you're gone will cause your air conditioner to run less. However, if you raise the temperature more than about five degrees, it will take significant time (and electricity) for the air conditioner to get the home's temperature back down.

"If you set the thermostat a few degrees cooler than you really want it, the house will cool down faster."

Wrong again. Your air conditioner replaces the warm air with cooled air at a set rate, and no air conditioner repair in the world can speed that process up.

"A bigger air conditioner is always better."

Installing an air conditioner that is too big for your home not only wastes a ton of electricity, but the constant stopping and starting of the equipment will cause electrical components to wear out faster than normal. A quality air conditioner repair service will advise you to purchase a system that is the ideal size for your home.

If you have any questions about whether you really need air conditioner repairs, the experts at Comfort Services are here to help you. Call us for 24/7 service: 803.772.4490.

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