You’ve got questions about air conditioners and we’ve got answers. We’ve compiled some of the most common questions we get about air conditioners into this one useful blog. Ever wonder how air conditioners work? Find out how they work and much more in our question and answer segment for our customers in Toronto, York Region and all over the GTA.
Q: How Do Air Conditioners Produce Cool Air?
A: Air conditioners are responsible for two primary things in your home or office. They remove heat and remove moisture. In Toronto and the rest of the GTA there are times in the summer where the heat is dry and others where it’s very moist. Your air conditioner needs to perform these two jobs well to ensure your home is comfortable and healthy. So how exactly do air conditioners work? As warm air is drawn into the air conditioners filter it passes over a very cold coil where the heat and moisture are absorbed. This cool dry air is then re-circulated through your home and the process continues until your indoor space achieves the temperature you’ve set on your thermostat.
Q: Is It Cheaper To Run The Fan On Air Conditioners Or Ceiling Fans?
A: Ceiling fans will consume less energy and unless your air conditioner’s fan has an electronic filter that requires a continuous stream of air it can be turned to auto. This ensures it only engages when your air conditioner turns on. The benefit to running your HVAC system’s fan all the time is that it also filters the dust and pollen out of the air in your home, which means the air will be cleaner.
Q: Does Closing Vents To Redirect Air Save Me Money?
A: The short answer is no. The long answer is that if installed properly your vent system is designed to ensure the proper flow of air throughout your home. Closing vents can result in a poor balance of pressure and make your system actually work harder and cost you more. This can also lead to duct leakage as pressure increases.
Q: Is It Better When Air Conditioners Run For Long Periods Or Short Bursts At A Time?
A: Most air conditioners won’t be able to effectively remove very much moisture from the air in your home if they only run for short bursts. If your air conditioner is only running for short bursts you’ll be getting cool air and if there isn’t much moisture then it may be more efficient depending on your air conditioner make and model.
Q: Should Interior Doors Be Open Or Closed When The Air Conditioner Is On?
A: Air conditioners and HVAC systems are designed to move air through your home in a specific way, so if you have doors impeding that movement they are restricting the airflow and disrupting the system.
Do you have questions about air conditioners that we haven’t answered here? Contact Air Conditioner Pro today for more information or to schedule an air conditioner installation or repair appointment: 647-547-4049