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AUTO or MANUAL: Which Is the Best AC Setting?

Cooling and heating equipment, such as a central air conditioner, performs best when on the right setting. During the oncoming summer months, some homeowners often wonder whether they should set their AC to MANUAL settings or simply run it on AUTO. It’s a common misconception that these two settings operate similarly because there’s a significant difference between them.

Why You Shouldn’t Set Your AC to Manual

When you set your AC to manual settings, the fan will run continuously, causing the equipment to consume more energy. Since the fan will be running constantly, it will increase the likelihood of frequent repairs. It could even result in the early deterioration of your blower.

Another thing you may need to worry about is higher humidity levels. Your cooling system might even fail to remove humidity from your living spaces when the fan is set to manual settings. If you have any existing duct leaks, you shouldn’t set your AC fan to manual settings. This setting can make duct leaks worse, waste more energy and increase your utility bills.

What Are the Benefits of Setting Your AC to AUTO?

You can avoid higher heating and air conditioning costs when you set your equipment to AUTO. Compared to other AC settings, AUTO consumes significantly less energy. It signals your cooling system to run the fan every time the internal thermometer detects that the temperature is higher than what you set. However, if you choose a temperature that’s too low, your AC will still run longer and work harder.

You can save on energy costs when you set your AC to AUTO at a reasonable temperature. Moreover, the AUTO setting doesn’t clog filters as much and requires minimal maintenance compared to other settings.

If you’re looking for an energy-efficient air conditioning system, turn to DISHSAT ELECTRONICS. Give us a call on 0861 444 731 or email us on sales@dishsataircon.co.za or fill out our contact form to learn more about our services.

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