During the high temperatures, operating your air conditioning can be your highest monthly electrical charge. So, it’s given that you’re looking for ways to save. That can involve trying an energy-efficient AC setting or even upgrading to an ENERGY STAR®-rated unit during air conditioner installation. Modifying your air conditioning’s fan setting is another way you can conserve money. Your air conditioner works with a fan to dispatch the chilled air it creates. You control this fan at your thermostat by switching it to “auto,” which means the fan will only work when the air conditioner is working. Or you can adjust it to “on,” which signifies it will run constantly. Does putting your AC on “fan” save energy in Omaha? This isn’t always the case. Generally, using your air conditioner’s fan constantly is going to drive up your energy bill slightly. But it also has a few perks (and disadvantages) as far as your home’s comfort. Here’s why.

Air Conditioner Fan Set to “On”

Having your air conditioner’s fan run continuously can better equalize your family’s comfort. This is good if you have a two-story house, since spaces upstairs can be hotter. It’s also ideal if you have issues with unbalanced cooling because of hot and cold spaces. It’s also good if one of your loved ones has allergies, asthma or other respiratory illnesses. That’s since the air is constantly being circulated and filtrated. On the flip side, you may have to install new air filters more regularly. Having the fan on constantly can also drive up your energy bills. It could also result in the fan wearing out faster and need air conditioning repair. Your residence may also seem more humid. Air conditioning helps balance humidity by clearing moisture from the air. But if the fan is continually on, it’s challenging for moisture to flow from the condenser outdoors.

Air Conditioner Fan Set to “Auto”

This is the most energy-efficient setting, since the fan will only work when your air conditioner does. It’s great if your residence always seems the right temperature, no matter what spot you’re in. There are a few drawbacks to using the auto setting. You might have hot and cold spots in your house and lower air quality. This is since air isn’t constantly moving or being continuously purified. On the flip side, you’ll require a lower amount of energy and won’t be required to replace your air filter as frequently. Both are savings that can add up during the year, so you’ll have to think over what’s best for your family. If you’re running into home comfort difficulties during hot weather, The Frazier Company can assist you. We sell a wide range of energy-efficient air conditioners that can keep your residence comfortable while also helping you save more on energy bills. Many can be partnered with the latest smart home technology, giving you the opportunity to check and adjust home comfort settings while away. To hear more about how we can make your house more comfortable, contact us at 402-628-0206 now.