AC Efficiency Tips

Will Setting Your Air Conditioner’s Temperature Low Cool Your Room Down Faster?

Example: It is a hot day, you have just returned home for the day. Your room is hot enough to fry and egg on the floor. Your quickly go the thermostat to blast the air out, turn the setting down to a chilly 20 degrees so the room will cool down fast.

Fact: Your air conditioner will cool your room down at the same speed no matter what temperature you set it to. Turning the thermostat down to 20 degrees will not get it to 30 degrees any faster than setting the thermostat to 30 degrees. Set your thermostat on whatever temperature you wan your room to be. The room will reach that temperature and stay that temperature.

Tip: Set your thermostat to the highest comfortable point before you leave in the morning that way your air conditioner will work to overcome the heat gained by the room as the day goes on. It will save you money by working the way it is designed to rather than forcing it to do something it is not designed to do. You are over working your air conditioner.

If you have any questions on how to improve the efficiency of your AC unit, call A-TEMP Heating, Cooling & Electrical at (503) 694-3396 or contact us online!