Air Conditioning Myths, Misconceptions and Money Wasters

A quick internet search will give you millions of ideas about how to most effectively use your air conditioner. Unfortunately, there’s many myths shared too, which could mean trouble for your air conditioner, or your wallet!

Here’s some of the latest myths and misconceptions we’ve seen:

  1. The bigger the better.

When it comes to air conditioners, it’s better to get the right size for your room/s than to simply get the highest powered, largest unit you can afford. An oversized air conditioner has higher upfront costs, plus running costs will add up, especially when the machine continues to turn off and back on, as it reaches the desired temperature. An oversized air conditioner is also much less effective at dehumidifying the air to remove the sticky humidity feeling.

  1. Using an air conditioner will give you a cold or flu.

Although an air conditioner won’t directly give you a cold or a flu virus, a dirty air conditioner can give you similar symptoms and make you sick. This is because the microbial contamination goes through the dirty filter, into the air you breathe. Sore throats, stuffy noses and runny eyes can all be related to a dirty air conditioner.

  1. It’s best to turn off the air conditioner if you’re leaving the house.

It’s generally best to leave the air conditioner on when you’re leaving the house for a few hours, assuming you needed it on in the first place. The amount of energy required to cool down (or warm up) a home again, is significantly more than keeping it at the desired temperature. Longer periods of time may require using a programable thermostat. While you’re not at home, the temperature can be set for a higher (or lower, for heating) than you might normally use, which then adjusts to your desired temperature before you return.

  1. You only need to clean the filter.

To reduce the microbial contamination, and excess energy costs from running a dirty and dusty air conditioner, a regular clean and sanitise is essential. This includes the filter as well as the fans, coils and drains.  A HydroKleen air conditioner clean will help you to save on your power bill, reduce microbial contamination, plus it’ll help you machine to last longer!

Our Trained and Certified Technicians, under ACWWA, will step you through the entire clean process, and use equipment that is specifically designed to clean Air Conditioners, bringing your unit back to ‘As New’ condition.  We pride ourselves on the HydroKleen DIFFERENCE – No Mess, No Fuss, On Time!, and our ongoing partnership with the National Asthma Council’s Sensitive Choice Program.  All backed by HydroKleen’s 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Your local HydroKleen technician is the expert in your air conditioning cleaning needs. Get in touch with our friendly team today to book your next clean!

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