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In the world of air conditioning and heating, myths tend to circulate like warm air on a summer day. At 7th Generation Air Conditioning and Heating, we prioritize educating our customers and debunking these common misconceptions. Let’s dive into one prevalent myth that can lead to discomfort and inefficiency.

Myth: Setting the Thermostat to a Lower Temperature Cools the House Faster

This widespread belief is false. Your air conditioning unit operates at a fixed cooling capacity, regardless of the thermostat setting. Turning the thermostat down to an extremely low temperature won’t accelerate the cooling process; it will only cause the system to run longer, wasting energy and potentially leading to unnecessary wear and tear.

Here’s what really happens:

  1. The AC unit works at a steady pace to remove heat from your home.
  2. Once the desired temperature is reached, the system cycles off.
  3. Setting the thermostat lower won’t make the AC work harder; it will simply keep running until the lower temperature is achieved, leading to excessive energy consumption.

The Better Approach

Instead of drastically lowering the thermostat, it’s recommended to:

  • Set the thermostat to a comfortable temperature, typically around 72-78°F (22-25°C) during warmer months.
  • Allow the system to operate at its designed pace.
  • Consider installing a programmable thermostat to automatically adjust the temperature when you’re away or asleep, saving energy and money.

At 7th Generation Air Conditioning and Heating, we are committed to providing exceptional service and empowering our customers with knowledge. By understanding and debunking common myths, you can maximize the efficiency and lifespan of your HVAC system while enjoying a comfortable indoor environment.

Remember, our team of experts is always here to answer your questions and ensure your air conditioning and heating needs are met with professionalism and expertise.