Many money and energy savings myths exist concerning heating and air systems, leading homeowners to make expensive choices. Since 1949, Estes Services has been committed to providing quality service and knowledge to the citizens in Atlanta, Georgia, and the surrounding areas. We want you to be well informed – let’s put some of these myths to rest so you can truly save money and energy in your home!
MYTH #1: Cooler homes with ceiling fans
You may have heard that by running your ceiling fans, your home will become cooler. Ceiling fans are used to circulate the air that has already been cooled by your central AC unit. A ceiling fan running while the central AC unit is off uses more energy and doesn’t provide your home with any cool air. You should turn ceiling fans off in rooms you aren’t using or when you aren’t home.
MYTH #2: High efficiency HVAC systems equal reduced energy bills
If you are in the market for an AC replacement that is high efficiency, beware the myth that you will automatically start saving money on your energy bills! AC replacements that aren’t properly sized or installed can cost you a lot of energy and you will spend more money in heating and air repairs.
MYTH #3: Drastic thermostat settings will heat or cool your home faster
The biggest mistake you can make when it comes to saving money and energy in your home is to crank the thermostat to a higher or lower temperature. Dropping or raising the thermostat drastically can actually make your HVAC unit work harder. This uses more energy since the unit is constantly running in order to get the temperature where you want it.
MYTH #4: Running your AC unit all day
Everyone wants to come home to a cool house but running your central AC unit constantly uses energy. You should turn the thermostat up while you are gone and then lower it again when you are home. This will strengthen the life and performance of your unit and you won’t need as many HVAC repairs to keep your system running smoothly.
MYTH #5: Closed vents and registers when not in use
Correctly sized HVAC systems are designed to service your entire home, so shutting vents off actually harms the unit’s efficiency performance. This can also lead to heating and air repairs because it can cause a build up of pressure in your ducts, which leads to leaks in your ductwork. HVAC repairs cost you money but can be avoided by simply keeping the vents and registers open.
Don’t get caught with your pockets empty due to increased energy bills! Call Estes Services today and find out what you can do to save money and energy in your home. We offer AC replacement for your central AC unit and have experienced technicians to provide HVAC repairs if you need them.