Should You Turn Off Your AC When You’re Away
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Should You Turn Off Your AC When You’re Away?
During this hot Saskatchewan summer, you may be wondering if you should turn off your AC when you are away. Below are some reasons why it may be a good idea to leave it running instead.
Leaving Your AC On May Be More Efficient
Leaving your AC on when you’re away can potentially be more efficient as it allows you to better control the humidity in your home. On hot days, the lower the humidity in the home the cooler it will feel.
Leaving Your AC On May Reduce Energy Consumption
As a rule of thumb, turning off the AC when you leave the home will save electricity right? The answer is no, not necessarily. Turning your AC off when you leave the home will mean that it has to run longer and work hard to cool the home again, which takes a lot of energy. Returning to a hot home is not ideal, and it can take a long time to cool off again. This takes a toll on your AC system and also your health.
How To Actually Save Energy
A programmable thermostat is definitely a step in the right direction when it comes to energy conservation. A programmable thermostat allows you to effectively manage the temperature of your home, by having it set to a higher temperature when you leave, and a lower more comfortable temperature when you return home.
Generally speaking, unless you will be away for a long time period, leaving your air conditioner on is more efficient than turning it off.
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