When it’s hot outside, one of the first things you do is turn on your trusty air conditioner. During this time of the year, higher energy bills are a common concern among homeowners. Fortunately, there are ways you can stay cool and comfy indoors without blowing your budget.
Find out whether you should set your AC to “ON” or “AUTO” this summer from a trusted air conditioner service provider.
When you set your air conditioner to ON, the equipment runs constantly, which can increase your monthly energy bills. Your AC will consume more energy because it’s running indefinitely 24/7. Another problem with setting your AC to ON is that it will increase the humidity of your living spaces.
This setting also pulls more dust and debris into the air, causing the air filter to clog faster. A clogged air filter restricts airflow, which can make your AC inefficient. When not replaced frequently, it can not only compromise the performance of your air conditioner, but also reduce its lifespan. By regularly cleaning or replacing the air filter, you’ll save on AC repair costs and extend the service life of your equipment.
If you set your air conditioner to AUTO, the equipment becomes active when the internal thermometer detects a higher temperature than the one you set. However, if you set the temperature extremely low, expect your AC to run and work harder than necessary. What you can do is set a reasonable temperature. Doing so will help you save on energy costs. Compared to setting your AC to ON, the AUTO setting can reduce the need for maintenance since it will clog the filter less.
For quality heating and cooling services, turn to Mechanical Technologies. We offer AC installation, HVAC maintenance, air duct cleaning and more! Call us at (915) 544-1550 or fill out our contact form to request a service.