How to use an air conditioner?

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how do you use your air conditioner, do you leave it on or do you constantly turn it off and on

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  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Aug 09, 2018

    Lillian is this a central air, or a room model? For central, I set the thermostat and leave it alone.

  • Robert Heath Robert Heath on Aug 09, 2018

    Just set it to maintain the temperature you want in the space. AC works best in a space that remains closed. Humidity is the biggest enemy of AC, It works hard to remove humidity and you don't want to keep putting it back in the room. Just leave it on. It will cycle based on temperature.

  • Amy Stapleton Amy Stapleton on Aug 09, 2018

    Depends if you're worried about a high electricity bill or not. I leave mine on 75 when I am not home and 72 during day. If I am concerned will a high bill I could leave it off when I am at work and turn it on it on when I am home. It's a personal preference, there's no wrong or right way.

  • Auntie Lynne Auntie Lynne on Aug 09, 2018

    Use it on 90% And turn it off if it gets below 55 degrees outside.

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Aug 09, 2018

    Lillian. Is it a central unit? If so, pick a temp that is comfortable for you and leave it along.

  • Jcraw Jcraw on Aug 09, 2018

    In this current heat wave, leave it on (low power).

    Turning it off just makes it have to work harder.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 09, 2018

    Hello Lilian,

    If no dial to set, then it's up to you to turn on and off at will, but

    If it has a thermostat you should be able to dial in the temp. you require, and it should cut out when reached and on again when it is too high, giving you a steady temp.

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