Home air conditioning systems are standard in places that get as hot as the Triangle does — which means it’s easy to take them for granted (and not totally understand how they work).
Let’s clear things up for you…
Myth #1: Air conditioners create cool air.
An air conditioner removes heat from the indoors, cooling the air down, and then exhausting the heat to the outdoors. Read: Cold isn’t added — heat is removed.
Myth #2: The lower you set the thermostat, the faster an AC cools your home.
If you set the thermostat at a low setting, it will keep the air conditioner running until it reaches that temperature setting. Read: it doesn’t cool faster — the AC works harder and stays on longer.
Myth #3: It’s normal for ice to appear on an AC.
Ice indicates a malfunction with heat absorption, and possibly a serious issue. If you need AC repair or replacement services in the Raleigh area, call Air Experts.