During the summer, using your air conditioning can be your largest monthly electricity expense. So, it’s only natural that you’re checking for ways to use less energy. That could involve using an energy-efficient AC setting or even making the switch to an ENERGY STAR®-rated system with air conditioner installation. Modifying your air conditioning’s fan setting is an additional way you can spend less money. Your air conditioner works with a fan to deliver the chilled air it produces. You control this fan at your thermostat by setting it to “auto,” which signifies the fan will only run when the air conditioner is going. Or you can set it to “on,” which signifies it will run all the time. Does putting your AC on “fan” save energy in Jefferson? Not necessarily. Usually, using your air conditioner’s fan all day is going to make your energy bill slightly higher. But it also offers a few pluses (and disadvantages) as far as your residence’s comfort. Here’s why.

Air Conditioner Fan Set to “On”

Having your air conditioner’s fan run all day can better equalize your home’s comfort. This is good if you live in a two-story residence, since rooms upstairs can be more hot. It’s also great if you have problems with inconsistent cooling because of hot and cold rooms. It’s also advantageous if one of your loved ones has been diagnosed with allergies, asthma or other respiratory symptoms. That’s due to the fact the air is constantly being distributed and filtered. On the other hand, you may have to put in new air filters more often. Having the fan on all day can also make your energy bills more expensive. It could also cause the fan to wear out faster and need air conditioning repair. Your residence may also seem more moist. Air conditioning helps manage humidity by extracting water from the air. But if the fan is continuously working, it’s harder for moisture to drip from the condenser externally.

Air Conditioner Fan Set to “Auto”

This is the most energy-efficient setting, because the fan will only operate when your air conditioner does. It’s good if your residence always appears comfy, regardless of which area you’re in. There are a few disadvantages to using the auto setting. You might experience hot and cold locations in your home and lower air quality. This is because air isn’t continuously moving or being constantly filtrated. On the other hand, you’ll consume a lower amount of energy and won’t be required to switch your air filter as often. Both are savings that can add up during the year, so you’ll have to consider what’s ideal for your family. If you’re running into home comfort difficulties during warm weather, Pratt Brothers can assist you. We have a wide range of energy-efficient air conditioners that can keep your home comfier while also helping you save more on energy costs. Many also work with the latest smart home technology, allowing you to monitor and regulate home comfort settings while away. To learn more about how we can make your home more comfy, contact us at 920-347-8495 now.