Your Air Conditioning Myths, Debunked

We all wouldn’t mind saving a little energy. Residents are always seeking ways to use energy more efficiently with the intent of saving money on utilities and minimize their carbon footprint. But along the way, certain ideas have emerged about how people think they ought to use their air conditioner, versus how the air conditioner actually works. Here we examine and dispel five commonly held AC myths many users fall susceptible to so that you know the truth about your home’s heating and cooling!

Introducing: The AC Series

Imagine it’s mid July in Hong Kong and you’ve just gotten home after a commute that involves a ten minute walk (uphill) from the packed train you just disembarked. You were reasonably cool in the confines of your office but now that you’ve stepped outdoors and walked a bit, you’re uncomfortably drenched in sweat.

Thankfully the discomfort is easily remedied by pressing the “Power” button on the remote control of one of your most beloved appliances: the air conditioner. In minutes, you feel waves of chilled air sweep over the room. You stop sweating, feel less irritable, and internally thank whoever created the wondrous cold air machine.