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Should My AC Be Running 24/7?

October 26th, 2020 | Cooling & Heating

One of the questions that a good AC Company in Charleston will get asked about all the time is whether the AC should be running 24/7. The answer to this question is a little tricky because the answer is—only if you want it to run constantly. The air conditioning running all the time is not necessarily a sign that something is wrong with your unit; however, constant running will drive up your electric bill which is why most people prefer for the AC to not be running all the time.

There are many reasons why your AC should sometimes be running 24/7 including when temperatures are unbearably hot, and your home is having a challenging time keeping a cool indoor temperature. The AC might also need to run constantly on days where humidity is extremely high. Keep in mind, however, that when cool temperatures are being maintained, the AC can be programmed to have the fan run, but the air not being cooled.

Leaving your fan running 24/7 can be noisy, but a running fan also helps to keep the air circulating. Constant air circulation helps to keep home odors at bay and the air feeling fresh rather than stagnant. The fan can also help maintain the cooler temperatures by keeping the air moving. Air circulation also helps to reduce mold and mildew growth.

When you call an AC Company in Charleston with a complaint that your AC won’t stop running, the company will first tell you to check your thermostat. There are options on digital thermostats to control everything about your system from the fan to the cooling, humidity levels, and even programming temperature settings to change throughout the day. If your thermostat is not set properly, your AC might run all the time, even if you don’t want it to. An AC Company in Charleston should be able to walk you through some basic questions to determine if you need a service technician.

If it has been determined that you need service at your home, call AirMAX at 843-614-3276.


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