Popular Energy Myths Debunked


Looking to save money on your monthly energy bill? If so, you’re not alone. While a lot of people offer suggestions for cooling your home sans-AC, the truth is that not all the advice is effective. Here are some of the most popular energy myths debunked by the Tampa air conditioning services team, Del-Air:

  • Myth 1: Keep a Ceiling Fan on in an Empty Room: Unfortunately, an electric fan can’t truly cool the temperature in a room. While running a fan while you’re in the room can make you feel cooler, it doesn’t actually affect the temperature. Hence, it’s a waste of energy to have one running while there is no one in the room.
  • Myth 2: Windows and Doors are the Main Causes of Energy Loss: Surprisingly, your windows and doors aren’t the principal culprits when it comes to wasted energy. On the contrary, air ducts and holes in the ceiling are more likely to be blamed for lost energy. If your utility bills leave something to be desired, you may want to start sealing off air leaks and insulating your ducts.
  • Myth 3: It’s Better to Leave Gadgets On Than to Turn Them Off Repeatedly: While it’s true that turning appliances on and off uses energy, modern technological advances mean that your devices boot up faster and more efficiently. As a result, homeowners should be sure to turn off gadgets that aren’t in use.
  • Myth 4: Purchasing an Energy-Efficient AC Can Drastically Reduce Power Bills: Unlike the myths listed above, this one does have an element of truth. Although newer AC systems are more energy efficient, homeowners must take additional steps if they want to see serious utility savings. Contact the Del-Air team for tips on proper unit placement and system planning to achieve the best possible energy results.

Improve Your Energy Efficiency with Help from Del-Air

Does your AC burn energy even as it cools your home? As Florida’s heating and AC experts, we are committed to helping you save money on your monthly utility bills. For more tips on how to save on your energy bill, browse the Del-Air blog or call 888-831-2665 to schedule an appointment with our Tampa air conditioning services team. You can rest assured knowing we’ll make your family’s comfort our top priority while helping to reduce your carbon footprint for future generations.

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This was my first experience with Del-Air and they were prompt, professional, and knowledgeable. They were able to get me in on the same day for a maintenance visit, which I wasn’t expecting but very much appreciated. The office staff was pleasant and so was the technician that came out to service my air conditioners. Thanks…

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Jacksonville, FL

This is our second house using Del-Air and the value and service is why we come back. Our tech Reggie was fabulous! Above and beyond service, super nice, professional and thorough!

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I have been using Del-Air for our home a/c concerns since purchasing our home 8-yrs ago. They have been and remain top- notch.

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