Leave It On or Turn It Off?
One of the questions that I get most often regarding air conditioning is: Should I turn my air conditioning off when I leave home?
Well, the answer is …Yes. Leaving your air conditioner on when you are not at home will remove the heat from your home, the heat will return and the air conditioner will come on again. It is a never-ending cycle and your power bill will reflect this.
Think of it this way: You shut off your A/C when you are at work or not at home, the house fills up with heated air and will remain there until you get home and turn it on. Even though your air conditioner will run at full speed for longer and work harder removing more humidity from your home, it is still running for a shorter time and using less electricity than if you were to leave it on the entire time you were gone. This will save you bundles on your electric bill.
Here is more food for thought …There are several Wi-Fi thermostats that can control your air conditioner from your smart phone while you are away from home. This allows you to turn on your air conditioner when you are on your way home, so that it is cool when you arrive.
For all your comfort needs, please give Honke Heating and Air Conditioning a call at (503) 666-3725 or visit our web site at www.Honkeheating.com.
Honke Heating and Air Conditioning
840 N.E. Cleveland Avenue
Gresham, OR 97030