Female homeowner adjusts thermostat to lower AC unit temperature.

It’s common to keep your air conditioner running constantly when the temperatures soar in summer. But is it safe to leave your AC unit on when you’re not at home? The short answer is yes—there are no safety concerns when it comes to running your air conditioner when you won’t be home. In fact, doing so could benefit you. How? The Carrier® pros at Advanced Comfort Systems explain below. Call us for help with any of your air conditioning concerns: 920-564-2333.

Leave Your Air Conditioner On for Efficiency

While it may not seem to make sense on the surface, it’s more efficient to keep your air conditioner running when you leave for short periods. If you turn it off, chances are your home temperature will climb. So when you return, your air conditioner will have to work harder to bring temperatures back to a comfortable level. However, this only applies if you plan to be gone for a few hours—if you’ll be away for an entire day or longer, it’s best to turn your system off to save on energy costs.

Monitor Your Home Temperature Remotely

Change your mind and want your AC unit off? A Wi-Fi thermostat can let you change settings right from your smartphone. You can monitor what’s going on at home and adjust your thermostat as necessary, no matter where you are. For example, if you plan to be home in a couple of hours and don’t want to come back to a sweltering house, you can turn on your air conditioning in advance.

Find Other Ways to Save on Cooling Costs

If you’re worried about wasting energy while you’re away, there are other ways you can save money on cooling costs. For example, you can turn your thermostat up to a slightly higher temperature to save on energy when you won’t be home.

Another great way to increase overall efficiency? Schedule annual maintenance with Advanced Comfort so you know your system is always functioning perfectly. With this service, we make small adjustments and repairs to your unit that will keep it running well all season long.

Your Safety Is Our Priority

At Advanced Comfort, your safety and comfort are our main concerns. That’s why we never want you to worry about leaving your AC unit on when not at home—or any other time. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you have about your air conditioner. Call us at 920-564-2333 or send us an email.

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