You’ve probably heard lots of tips and tricks throughout the years about how to boost air conditioner efficiency and performance. Some tips are very worth listening to, such as investing in routine professional maintenance and changing your air filter every few months. But other advice is, well, not the greatest to take in.
For example, have you ever had a handyman tell you that your cooling system’s refrigerant has to be refilled (what we in the industry call recharged) on a routine basis? There are one of two reasons they would be telling you this. They either actually believe this is true, which means they are inexperienced and untrained, or they’re trying to get money from you that you shouldn’t be paying. It’s a very common AC myth that refrigerant is something that needs to be refilled—read on to learn why this is not the case!