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Should I Run My AC All Day? (And Other Common Questions)

When the weather heats up, you’ll be relying more on your home’s AC system to stay cool. Many homeowners want to know if it’s okay to run their AC all day? In this blog, we’ll answer that question along with a few more.

Should I run my AC all day?

According to experts, it’s better to leave your AC on all day as opposed to turning it off when nobody is home. Your unit will have to work harder to cool things down. This means you’ll be consuming more energy, which ultimately leads to a more expensive electricity bill. A better approach is to bump up the temperature about seven degrees above your usual setpoint while you’re away for the day.

What is the ideal temperature settings?

The U.S. Department of Energy recommends setting your thermostat to 78 degrees. Your family can then stay cool without causing the AC to consume too much energy. The higher the temperature, the lower the bills in the summer.

What’s the difference between a programmable thermostat and a Wi-Fi thermostat?

Traditional analog thermostats are being phased out. Most people will be choosing between a programmable thermostat and a Wi-Fi thermostat. With a programmable unit, you can schedule your thermostat to automatically turn up or down for different times of the day. This can save you a lot of money in the long run. Wi-Fi thermostats give you even greater control. They enable homeowners to adjust their home’s temperature from any location using a smartphone.

What is ductless air conditioning?

For good reason, ductless air conditioning is steadily growing in popularity. These systems are installed directly onto the wall of your home, eliminating the need for air to be circulated throughout any ductwork. (Ducts are seriously inefficient, by the way.) This improves room comfort and energy efficiency.

For all of your heating and cooling needs, turn to the pros at Kern Heating & Cooling Co.. To schedule your appointment, call (847) 383-0350 today.


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