Ever notice the “ON” or “AUTO” buttons on your thermostat?
If you’ve never looked at these settings, it’s time to do so.
Here’s why: You may be wasting money if you leave your thermostat set to ON instead of AUTO.
We’ll explain why the ON setting can waste money. But first, let’s look at the difference between ON and AUTO...
Both of these thermostat settings control your AC blower, which is the component that pulls in warm air to be cooled by your AC system.
Your blower fan is located inside your air handler (the indoor part of your AC system).
But here’s the difference: When your thermostat is set to ON, the fan will run non-stop.
On the other hand, when your thermostat is set to AUTO, the fan will run only as long as your AC system detects a need. So when your thermostat detects that your room has reached the desired temperature, it will automatically shut off the blower.
The ON setting wastes money in 2 ways:
The bottom line? Leave your thermostat set to AUTO 24/7. You’ll save money, you won’t hear your AC running non-stop and you’ll be less sweaty.
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