Should You Keep Your AC Running While You’re Not at Home?

When warmer temperatures roll into Medford, you want your home to be as cool as possible. Few things feel better than coming home to a nice, cool home. There is some debate over what you should do with your AC unit while you’re out of the house.

You Want to Be Comfortable in Your Home

At Metal Masters Heat & Air, we understand that everyone likes conditioned air during the warm months. However, there are several factors that you need to keep in mind when deciding if you should leave the AC on while you’re out. The first thing to consider is the cost.

Running an AC unit all day can quickly run up your electricity bill. While some may think it is cheaper to keep the home at a constant temperature, this is actually not the case. Your best bet is to only run the AC unit when you are home.

Consider a Programmable Thermostat

Another alternative for those who want to stay cool is a programmable thermostat. If you have a regular schedule or you are willing to activate the unit from your smartphone, this is a great option. Running your AC on a programmable timer gives you complete control of your system and the ability to start your system for a few minutes before you arrive home.

The crew at Metal Masters Heating and Air can install a programmable thermostat for customers throughout Medford and Klamath Falls. Our NATE-certified technicians have the experience and know-how to tackle this job for you. Our techs can also perform maintenance and repairs on your AC system to keep you cool during the summer heat.

Rely on the Pros

In addition to cooling, Metal Masters Heating and Air can also keep you warm during the winter with our heating repair service. With over 50 years of experience, we can handle installations as well as routine maintenance. Call us today for help with all of your HVAC needs.