Debunking 4 Common Air Conditioning Myths

There’s a lot of information out there about air conditioning systems much of which is not true. If you have ever been online doing research about your AC unit, you’ve likely been exposed to inaccurate information about it. Here are four common air conditioning myths:

ACs Can Last Forever 

Most air conditioning units have a 10-15 year lifespan. If you have an air conditioner that is older than 15 years, it’s recommended that you do not put money into repairs or maintenance for it. Instead, you should be spending on a new AC unit that can replace it. 

A Refrigerant Recharge is Mandatory

There should be enough refrigerant to last the entire lifespan of your air conditioning unit. If you find yourself needing a refrigerant recharge that means that it could be leaking. Once you have confirmed this, you’ll then need to address it by making repairs. Get in touch with a trusted HVAC like ProFlo, our skillful technicians will thoroughly inspect your air conditioning system, make educated recommendations on what should be done, and repair your system quickly. 

You Don’t Have to Replace Your Air Filter

Replacing your air filter is not an optional choice. It needs to be replaced every one to three months. Doing so will help improve your air quality and ensure that your AC system’s components continue to function as they should. Removing any dust and debris prevents anything from being damaged. 

Lowering Your Thermostat’s Temperature Makes it More Efficient 

While it may seem tempting to lower your thermostat’s temperature because of the myth that it will make it more efficient, it actually does more harm than good to your AC system. It can put stress on your AC system and if you decide to lower it to a temperature well below what it is outside, it’ll also be a waste on your energy usage. 

Ensure your air conditioning system is operating at its peak capacity by getting in touch with the experts at ProFlo today. ProFlo has routinely provided reliable AC repair and maintenance services to the Murrieta, Temecula, and Canyon Lake communities. Our team can assist you with any of your residential and commercial air conditioning needs. To experience just what we can do for you, call us today at (951) 694-1300 to schedule an appointment or to request a free estimate.

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