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Author: Tiffany Spence

A/C fan “on” or “auto?” Which uses less energy?

Hi Victoria, that’s a great question, and I’m happy to give you the facts to share with your friend. First of all, it’s important to understand that the on/auto fan switch on your A/C thermostat will affect the price you pay to cool your home. That’s because the A/C fan circulates the cool or warm air throughout your home. Switching the fan to “on” will make the A/C fan run continuously – all day long. If you choose the “auto” setting, this will allow the fan to shut off with the rest of the cooling system as soon as your desired temperature is reached.

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Record Heat Means Higher Bills

Hi Roy. This is a very common question that we get asked every year around this time. And, I feel the same way, as I’m a customer, too. The answer is actually pretty simple – your bill increases when outdoor temperatures rise because you’re consuming more energy due to your A/C running longer to keep your home cool. There is a direct connection between outdoor temperatures and your energy usage.

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