Separating Facts from Fiction – Debunking Common AC Myths

Separating Facts from Fiction – Debunking Common AC Myths


As a leading heating and cooling company, Alan Energy Services understands the importance of addressing common misconceptions surrounding air conditioning systems. In this blog post, we’ll debunk some persistent myths and shed light on the facts.

Myth 1: Bigger is Always Better

Many homeowners believe that installing a larger air conditioning unit will provide better cooling performance. However, this is a misconception. An oversized unit will cool your space too quickly, leading to frequent cycling and inefficient operation. The key is to choose a properly sized system based on the square footage of your home and other factors.

Myth 2: Closing Vents in Unused Rooms Saves Energy

This myth is widely circulated, but closing vents can actually increase energy consumption. Air conditioning systems are designed to distribute air evenly throughout the house. Closing vents creates an imbalance in the system, forcing it to work harder and potentially leading to costly repairs.

  1. Myth 3: Lowering the Thermostat Will Cool Your Home Faster
  2. Turning down the thermostat to an extremely low temperature won’t cool your home any faster. Air conditioning systems are designed to cool at a specific rate, and lowering the thermostat excessively won’t speed up the process. Instead, it will cause the system to run continuously, wasting energy and potentially damaging the unit.

  3. Myth 4: Air Conditioning is Bad for Your Health
  4. While excessive air conditioning can cause discomfort for some individuals, modern systems are designed to maintain healthy indoor air quality. Proper maintenance, including regular filter changes and duct cleaning, can help ensure that your air conditioning system circulates clean, fresh air.


At Alan Energy Services, we are committed to providing our customers with accurate information and dispelling common myths. By understanding the facts, you can make informed decisions about your air conditioning system and enjoy a comfortable, energy-efficient environment.