Debunking Common AC Myths for Optimal Cooling


When it comes to air conditioning and keeping cool, there are numerous myths and misconceptions that circulate. At PROTOCOOL Cooling Solutions, our mission is to provide reliable and efficient AC repair and HVAC installation services while dispelling these myths. In this blog post, we’ll debunk some common AC myths to help you maintain optimal cooling in your home or office.

Myth 1: Bigger is Always Better

Many people believe that a larger air conditioning unit will automatically provide better cooling. However, this is not always the case. An oversized AC unit can lead to frequent cycling, inefficient performance, and higher energy costs. The key is to have a properly sized unit that matches the cooling needs of your space.

Myth 2: Closing Vents Saves Energy

Another common myth is that closing vents in unused rooms can save energy. In reality, this practice can actually put strain on your AC system and lead to inefficient operation. The system is designed to distribute air throughout the entire space, and closing vents can disrupt the airflow balance, causing the unit to work harder and potentially leading to premature failure.

Myth 3: AC Maintenance is Unnecessary

  • Regular maintenance is crucial for optimal AC performance and energy efficiency.
  • Neglecting maintenance can lead to higher energy bills, decreased lifespan, and potential breakdowns.
  • At PROTOCOOL Cooling Solutions, we offer comprehensive maintenance plans to keep your AC system running smoothly.

Myth 4: Lowering the Thermostat Cools Faster

Many people believe that setting the thermostat to a lower temperature will cool their home or office faster. However, this is not the case. An AC unit has a fixed cooling capacity, and lowering the thermostat won’t make it cool faster. Instead, it will cause the system to run for longer periods, potentially wasting energy and putting unnecessary strain on the unit.


By debunking these common AC myths, we hope to equip you with the knowledge to make informed decisions about your cooling needs. At PROTOCOOL Cooling Solutions, we prioritize energy efficiency, proper system sizing, and regular maintenance to ensure optimal performance and comfort. Contact us today to schedule your AC repair or HVAC installation service.