Am I Running My AC Too Long?

May 20, 2022
HVAC Installation in Belleville, ON

Many residents of Belleville and surrounding areas have the same question. How long can I run my air conditioner? Here at Quinte Air Supply, we have answers to your most common questions. July is the hottest month of the year with an average of 78 degrees, which is a mild summer. With those temperatures, running your AC too much is not a concern. Air conditioners can run for long periods of time with no trouble. Instead, focus on maximizing your system’s efficiency, along with managing wear and tear.

Maximize Efficiency

Focus on maximizing the use of your air conditioning system. You will need to decide on a comfortable temperature and set your thermostat. A smart thermostat can tell you how much energy you can save for every degree you raise your home. You can aid your AC system in keeping your home cool by closing all windows. Another thing you can do is keep your curtains closed to keep the heat out. Additionally limiting the use of doors keeps every room of your home nice and cool. If you only use part of your home, consider a zoned system to only cool the rooms that you need.

Manage Wear and Tear

Wear and tear is caused by use. To cut down on run time, only use your system only when needed. A smart thermostat can keep track of your phone’s location and turn your air conditioning off as you leave. You can set it to turn on when you are a certain mileage from your home so that you return to a cooler home without keeping it that way all day. Annual maintenance will also extend the lifespan of your air conditioner and help it to run more efficiently.

Call the Experts

We understand it can be difficult, even frustrating, to figure it out on your own. That is why we offer an array of
air conditioning services to Belleville residents. We can also help with heating, fireplaces, water heaters, indoor air quality and commercial refrigeration. We look forward to serving you!

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