During the hot weather, running your air conditioning can be your highest monthly utility expense. So, it’s only natural that you’re seeking approaches to save. That might entail trying an energy-efficient AC setting or even upgrading to an ENERGY STAR®-rated unit through air conditioner installation.

Regulating your air conditioning’s fan setting is another way you can spend less money.

Your air conditioner works with a fan to deliver the chilled air it makes. You manage this fan at your thermostat by changing it to “auto,” which signifies the fan will only be on when the air conditioner is operating. Or you can adjust it to “on,” which signifies it will be on all the time.

Does putting your AC on “fan” save energy in Saint Louis? Not necessarily. Usually, using your air conditioner’s fan all day is going to make your energy bill slightly higher.

But it also has a few advantages (and downsides) when it comes to your family’s comfort. Here’s why.

Air Conditioner Fan Set to “On”

Having your air conditioner’s fan go all day can better stabilize your family’s comfort. This is great if you own a two-story house, since spaces upstairs can be more hot. It’s also great if you have problems with uneven cooling on account of hot and cold spots.

It’s also beneficial if one of your family members has allergies, asthma or other respiratory symptoms. That’s since the air is consistently being distributed and purified. However, you may have to switch your air filters more regularly.

Having the fan on constantly can also make your energy bills more expensive. It could also make the fan wear out more quickly and need air conditioning repair.

Your house may also appear more moist. Air conditioning helps balance humidity by clearing moisture from the air. But if the fan is continuously working, it’s more difficult for moisture to drip from the condenser outdoors.

Air Conditioner Fan Set to “Auto”

This is the highest energy-efficient setting, as the fan will only work when your air conditioner does. It’s good if your house always appears comfy, whichever spot you’re in.

There are a few downsides to using the auto setting. You may have hot and cold locations in your residence and reduced air quality. This is because air isn’t continuously moving or being constantly purified.

On the flip side, you’ll consume a lower amount of energy and won’t have to replace your air filter as often. Both are savings that can add up during the year, so you’ll have to think over what’s best for your home.

If you’re experiencing home comfort difficulties during warm weather, Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating can help. We have a large range of energy-efficient air conditioners that can keep your home comfier while also helping you save more on energy expenses. Many also work with the latest smart home technology, giving you the opportunity to check and adjust temperature settings while you’re gone.

To learn more about how we can make your home more comfortable, contact us at 314-262-4541 now.