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Top 7 Air Conditioning Myths Debunked

Published: April 19, 2022 Last Updated: June 05, 2023

The Top 7 Air Conditioning Myths: Debunked!

It's hot. Really hot. And you're not the only one feeling the heat – your air conditioning system is working overtime to cool your home. Air conditioners are a godsend during the summer months, but there are still some myths floating around about them. All Purpose Air Conditioning has debunked the top seven myths and provided the facts you need to know to keep yourself cool this summer!

Myth #1 - Bigger and Powerful Unit is Better

Fact - A unit that’s too big and powerful for the space will cool up the room way too quickly than needed. The air wouldn’t be dehumidified and the room will not feel comfortable. Lastly, it will use more energy and cause the unit to short-cycle. Choose an aircon that is sized correctly for your room.

Myth #2 - Air conditioners lower the temperature of a room by sucking out the hot air.

Fact - Air conditioners work by circulating cool air throughout a room to lower the overall temperature. The unit doesn't actually remove any hot air from the room – it just circulates the cool air to create a cooler environment.

Myth #3 -  Air conditioners use more energy when they are first turned on.

Fact - Air conditioners use less energy when they're first turned on because they don't have to work as hard to achieve the desired temperature. Once the unit reaches the set temperature, it will cycle on and off to maintain that temperature, which uses more energy. However, turning your AC off and on won't actually save energy.

Myth #4 - Air conditioners are expensive to operate

Fact - Air conditioners use about the same amount of electricity as a typical home appliance, such as a refrigerator. Air conditioners are designed to be energy efficient, and newer models are even more energy-efficient than older models.

Myth #5 - Air conditioners cool your home by blowing cold air into it

Fact - Air conditioners don't actually blow cold air into your home – they remove heat from the air inside your home and circulate it back outside. 

Myth #6 - Air conditioners can cause health problems

There is no evidence that air conditioning systems cause health problems. In fact, air conditioners can actually improve indoor air quality by filtering out dust and pollen particles. Air conditioners also help prevent mould growth by circulating dry air throughout your home. If you have an air conditioner, be sure to keep it clean and free of dirt and debris to prevent mould from growing.

Myth #7 - Air conditioners are bad for the environment

While air conditioners do use energy, they are actually quite efficient. Newer models use about 30% less energy than older models, and some even use environmentally-friendly refrigerants.

So there you go, we have debunked some of the air conditioning myths. Hope this helps you make the right decision. If you need assistance, get in contact with us on 1300 405 295.

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