During the summer months in central Arkansas, the temperatures can get extremely warm. At this time, it’s important to understand how to make the best use of your air conditioning system. One way to do that is by understanding the various settings or modes on your AC. Not only will you be able to improve comfort levels for yourself and your family, but you will also be able to boost energy efficiency.
Understanding the Settings
Air conditioning systems have an “on” and an “auto” setting. There is not much difference between these settings in terms of how well they cool your home, but there are some differences in terms of energy efficiency.
The “On” Setting
When set to “on,” air will circulate constantly. It does not matter what the temperature might be, the fan will continue running. As a result, the fan will continue burning energy but will not actually impact your home’s comfort level. This is certainly not the most energy-efficient setting, but it is a good option for circulating air in your home.
The “Auto” Setting
The “auto” setting allows the fan to turn on automatically and then turn off automatically as soon as your home reaches your desired temperature. Condensation is prevented by the fan turning off. With the auto setting, there is no need to worry about your air conditioning system running all the time. This translates to energy savings. If you have a programmable thermostat, you also have the ability to choose the exact times at which your thermostat turns on in order for your home to reach desired temperatures.
Are you interested in learning more about the settings on your air conditioning system? Bill Lea Service would be happy to answer any questions you have about making the most efficient use of your AC unit. We offer a full range of heating and cooling services in Sherwood and the surrounding area. Call us today to schedule an appointment.