Running Your Air Conditioner In The Fall

By September 29, 2014Air Conditioning, HVAC, Tips

Running Air Conditioner During Fall SeasonAs the weather continues to cool, it’s the time of the year where we’re experiencing warmer days and cool nights. It’s perfect for football games, tailgates, trips to the pumpkin patch, and beautiful nights under the stars, but it’s a tricky time of year for your air conditioner.

With the temperatures rising during the day, you naturally want to keep your home cool and while temperatures drop at night, good ole mother nature takes care of that for you. We know it’s tempting to turn your air conditioning unit off at night since you don’t need it to keep cool, but you might actually be using more energy to cool your home the next day than you thought.

By switching off your air conditioner at night, the temperature in your home gradually rises while you’re sleeping and by the time it hits mid-day, your home’s internal temperature without the A/C turned on will hit the point where you’re starting to feel the heat. Once you turn your air conditioner back on it takes more energy to cool your home than it would have, had you left your air conditioner on the entire time.

To combat this problem we suggest that you leave your thermostat at a temperature you find bearable during the day and using ceiling fans to circulate the cool air throughout your home. If you don’t have ceiling fans, oscillating fans work great too. By doing this you’re cutting the cost on the amount of energy it takes to run your air conditioner at maximum performance to cool your home. Now all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy that cool air brought to you by your friends at B.R. McGinty.

For more information on cooling techniques or if you’d like to schedule an appointment, call us today at 501-847-6800 or fill out the form and we’ll contact you!