How Long Should Your AC Be Running During Hot Days?

Summer is officially over, but that August heat is sticking around through the end of October. When the humidity reaches a certain point, it can get hot and muggy outside, even during the first weeks of Fall. How long should you run your AC inside your home during those hot days? 

Endless Cooling? 

Most AC units are designed to run at total capacity all day long, according to the HVAC experts (us). This means you can keep your AC on all day without worrying about hurting your unit. Regardless of this answer, you still need to ensure that your heating and cooling bill will not break your wallet. 

Cycling Your Time To Save Money 

If you want to save some money, consider running your AC within a few minutes and then letting it shut off for a bit. It would help if you allowed your air conditioner to run for 15 minutes when it's nice and warm outside. Only on those rare days with the high 90s or triple-digit numbers temperatures should your air conditioner run almost continuously. 

You Have Questions; We've Got Answers 

If you're curious about your AC and how long it should run, we are here to assist you in determining the best answer. We do more than just cooling; we also do heating! Click here or fill out the form below to access our full range of services!

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