Debunking Air Conditioning Misconceptions

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When it comes to air conditioning systems, there are numerous myths and misconceptions that persist. At Thorsen’s-Norquist Plumbing, Rooter Service, Heat & Air, we believe in providing our customers with accurate information to help them make informed decisions. In this blog post, we’ll debunk some common myths related to air conditioning installation, repair, and service.

Myth #1: Closing vents in unused rooms saves energy

Many homeowners believe that closing vents in unused rooms can save energy by reducing the workload on the air conditioning system. However, this is a myth. Air conditioning systems are designed to distribute air evenly throughout the entire ductwork system. Closing vents can create an imbalance in the system, causing it to work harder and potentially leading to higher energy bills.

Myth #2: Bigger is always better for air conditioning units

  • Selecting an oversized air conditioning unit can lead to frequent cycling on and off, resulting in inefficient operation and increased energy consumption.
  • Properly sized units operate more consistently, leading to better temperature control, humidity management, and overall comfort.
  • Professional load calculations are essential to determine the appropriate size for your home or business.

Myth #3: Air conditioning maintenance is unnecessary

Regular maintenance is crucial for ensuring the efficient operation and longevity of your air conditioning system. Neglecting routine maintenance can lead to various issues, including:

  1. Decreased energy efficiency
  2. Frequent breakdowns
  3. Poor indoor air quality
  4. Shortened lifespan of the system


At Thorsen’s-Norquist Plumbing, Rooter Service, Heat & Air, we prioritize providing our customers with accurate information and high-quality services. Whether you’re in need of air conditioning installation, repair, or maintenance, our team of experts is dedicated to ensuring your comfort and satisfaction. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services.