When the days get warmer, the debate about leaving the air conditioning on all day also starts to heat up. We all want to have the most comfortable environment in our homes. At the same time, you need to get the best energy efficiency from your system to keep our cooling costs down.
Air conditioners work by drawing hot air and energy from your home and replacing it with cooler air. The warmer the home is when you turn the system on, the longer it will have to work to cool the home down. Once your air conditioning reaches the ideal temperature, it will work as needed to maintain it. If your home gets a lot of sunlight, has poor insulation, or you live in a hot climate, your air conditioning will have to work harder, requiring more home energy.
So, should you leave your air conditioner running while you’re not home? The truth is, the right answer will vary for each homeowner.
If you plan on leaving for an extended period, we recommend turning your A/C off or raising your home’s ambient temperature to reduce stress on your system while you’re away. If you’re leaving for just the day, keeping your air conditioning system off can offer:
In some cases, the pros of leaving your air conditioning on can also be considered the cons of leaving your system off. In cooler climates, leaving a system off can have advantages, but most often, letting your air conditioning run can increase your comfort, extend your system’s life and boost your energy efficiency. The pros of leaving your air conditioning on include:
Modern air conditioning systems offer the best energy efficiency, and regular maintenance and care can keep them working at their best to prevent a breakdown. To schedule a service or see how you can save on home energy costs with a new air conditioning system, call (855) 854-1478 or contact Shipley Energy Home Services today.