As the fall season approaches, many Central Indiana homeowners wonder when they should turn off their AC for the year. It can be a tough call – if you turn it off too early and have to turn it back on, you can overstress your system. If you turn it off too late, you’ll waste money and energy. In both scenarios, you and your home will be less comfortable. So when should you turn off your AC system for the year? Keep reading!
When to Turn Off Your AC in Central Indiana
Here are some tips from the comfort experts at Edwards Royal Comfort:
When the outdoor temperatures remain steadily cool throughout the day and night, it’s an excellent time to turn off your AC. In Central Indiana, this typically happens in early to mid-October.
If you live in an area with mild fall weather, you can get away with turning off your AC at night and running it during the day. Just set your thermostat high enough at night so the AC doesn’t come on.
Even when your AC is off, you can still use your HVAC system to improve indoor air quality. To do this, set the fan setting to “ON” on your thermostat. This will allow the fan to circulate air throughout your home without using energy to heat or cool it.
Be sure to run the fan for 15 to 20 minutes a few times a day to get the benefits of filtration. Keep the fan on for just a short while, as running it non-stop will increase your energy bills.
Following these tips should give you a great idea as to when you should turn off your AC this year!
Contact Edwards for HVAC Services in Central Indiana
If you have any questions about when to turn off your AC or any other HVAC-related issue, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Edwards Royal Comfort. We’d love to give you the Royal treatment, which will keep you and your home comfortable all fall and winter long!