As a DIY person, you tend to look out for different tips and techniques you can use to improve the performance of your air conditioning system. In the midst of acquiring this information, there is always a chance of your learning a few myths about local air conditioner repairs which you should be aware of.
Myth no.1: There’s no need to learn all about the HVAC contractor.
False. You need to do your research before hiring an air conditioning service company to ensure you don’t end up paying for the same service twice. It is today easy for any company, no matter how experienced or capable they are at their work to place ads for their services online as some domains don’t even require a company. Hiring these people for local air conditioner repairs may end up with their doing more harm than good to your AC unit!
So check a few online reviews, get some referrals from friends and dealing only with companies having a high accreditation grade with the BBB assure you are dealing with a safe company. Be wary of web pages like Craigslist which lets anyone post ads about their services without checking their qualifications, licensing, bonds or even background.
Hiring a contractor for your local air conditioner repairs without checking their qualifications and capabilities may end up with you having to hire another company to correct the mistakes made and thus pay multiple service charges.
Never refrain from asking about a company’s past customer references to find out how qualified the technicians are. This helps you save lots of money on your AC repairs.
Myth no.2: There is no difference where the thermostat is installed.
False. Readings on a thermostat depend on its surrounding temperatures and accordingly activates the AC to cool down the house. So if the thermostat is fit in your bedroom, it ensures that the temperature in the bedroom is lowered to the temperature set on the thermostat. The AC thus shuts off when the bedroom has cooled down while the remaining home or floor may be much warmer.
So if the thermostat is placed near the window or an appliance you constantly use, it ends up giving a higher reading than the living area. Your air conditioner thus ends up continuously working which ends up increasing your energy bills and lead to some probable air conditioning repairs.
Myth no.3: You get better cooling effects by closing vents in the unused parts of the house.
While this was once true, it today can be a reason for more local air conditioner repairs. The present high-performance air conditioning systems work at maintaining a delicate balance for the optimal cooling of your home. By closing off some parts of your house, you only end up upsetting the balance in your home.
In the process, your air conditioning system ends up working harder to compensate for the upset balance. Moreover, as AC systems have a convenient dehumidifying effect, closing off some parts of your home can eventually lead to moisture problems.
Now you know the truth about these 3 myths, you know what you should do, and who you can trust and rely on the next time you have some local air conditioner repairs to be taken care of!