Dispelling the Most Common Air Conditioning Myths

Air conditioners have been around a very long time now, but there are many persistent myths surrounding air conditioning to this day. Many people accept and furthermore spread these myths as common knowledge, when following these false facts can end up costing them in the long run. Here are the four most common air conditioning myths:   Myth #1: The Bigger The AC Unit, The Better As discussed in our previous blog, the size of your air conditioner matters, and bigger does not mean better. If you have too large an air conditioner for your home, it will run less
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Air Conditioning Units: Bigger Isn’t Better

When it comes to air conditioning units, bigger does not necessarily mean better. A common mistake people make is purchasing an air conditioner unit that’s too large for the space it’s meant to cool. While you want a unit that’s big enough to efficiently cool your home, having one that’s too large can cause its own set of issues. AC units are designed to run uninterrupted for long periods, during which time they can remove excess humidity while cooling your home. If the AC unit is too large, it will constantly stop and start, leading to a decreased lifespan for
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Why Is There Ice on My Air Conditioning System?

One of the great inventions of the past century is the invention of the air conditioner. According to the Atlantic, the design is one of the great productivity boosters of this century. On hot summer days, we want to feel the cool air. Sometimes, however, we see ice on the air conditioning system. We want cold air, not freezing air. That said, it is confusing when we see ice accumulate on the air conditioner coils. The ice that you see develop is the result of frozen condensation. That moisture drips onto the coil, running down the condensate drain pan and
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Set Your Thermostat for “Vacation Mode” Before Your Trip

Working on your to-do list for in preparation for vacation? Don’t forget to add “set thermostat!” It is advisable to keep your air conditioner running while you’re on vacation during the summer months or if you live in a warmer climate, but what are the appropriate vacation home temperatures to use? Some programmable thermostats make it easy and have a vacation, hold or away function, however, Energystar.gov suggested thermostat settings for vacation are 8-degrees up or down, depending on climate and season for maximum energy efficiency. It may even be advisable to have your air conditioning unit checked before leaving
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Is it Time for an AC Tune-Up?

This year seemed to be the year of the endless winter and it’s finally coming to a close! Before you run outside and enjoy all the activities the warmer weather has to offer, you should consider checking your HVAC system to ensure it is working properly. Constant rain and thunderstorms bring humidity, and with humidity comes heat. Are you and your AC ready for the summer heat? If you answered no, maybe it’s time for an AC Tune-Up! There are a couple of maintenance tasks you can do yourself before you call Jon Wayne Heating & Air for a tune-up.
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