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Debunking the Most Common Myths Surrounding Central Air Conditioners

Many homeowners depend on central air conditioning systems to provide consistent indoor comfort for their living spaces during the hottest times of the year. Despite this, some still have doubts about these appliances, partly because of the prevailing misconceptions surrounding them. Today, local HVAC contractor Applied Air Mechanical, LLC reveals the truth behind some of the most common myths about ACs here.



Myth: The Bigger the Unit, the Better Its Performance


Sizing is one of the commonly overlooked aspects of selecting a central air conditioner. A unit that’s correctly sized and installed by a professional HVAC technician will cycle on and off at different intervals to maintain the thermostat’s temperature setting. This is preferred to ensure energy performance and the removal of humidity. An oversized unit, meanwhile, will cycle on and off too frequently, which may lead to early wear and tear and eventual failure.


Myth: Central AC Units Produce Noise


Perhaps the reason why some homeowners are hesitant to invest in central AC units is because of the ongoing myth that these appliances are noisy while blowing cool air. While this may be true for AC units manufactured decades ago, thanks to recent technological advancements, homeowners can now find systems that come equipped with sound dampeners to ensure a quiet, comfortable indoor environment.


Myth: Remodeling Is Required to Install a Central AC Unit


Having to sacrifice their home’s architectural integrity to accommodate the installation of a central AC unit remains an off-putting idea for many homeowners. Fortunately, this is no longer the case. There are units that can be fitted neatly into any home using flexible ducts without affecting the interior’s aesthetics.


Don’t let these myths prevent you from investing in a central air conditioning unit. Let Applied Air Mechanical help you make the right choice. We’re the leading contractor for your HVAC repair, replacement and maintenance needs in the local area. Give us a call at (707) 689-8141 to get started.

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