Temprite Climate Solutions Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Tips’

Air Conditioning vs. Fans: Which Is More Energy Efficient?

Monday, June 26th, 2023

We can give you a quick answer, because it’s no contest: fans. Whether you’re talking about using just the blower fan of your HVAC system (“fan only mode”) or ceiling fans, these devices use only a small fraction of the amount of energy of turning on the air conditioner.

For example, a standard central air conditioner, like the one you probably have in your house, consumes between 3,000 and 3,500 watts of electricity per hour. That same AC when only the fan is running consumes 500 watts of electricity per hour. That’s an enormous difference! Ceiling fans use around the same amount, 500–750 watts per hour.

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How Your Thermostat Works With Your AC—And How You Can Take Advantage of It

Monday, June 13th, 2022

There are many misunderstandings about how air conditioning systems work that we encounter. For example, air conditioners don’t “use up” refrigerant and won’t need to have any more put in unless the refrigerant leaks out. 

One of the most common misconceptions about air conditioning systems is about how the thermostat controls the AC. People often believe that the farther they lower the thermostat, the harder the air conditioner will work to deliver cooling. So if people want faster cooling for their house, they’ll push the thermostat setting to its lowest temperature. Except, this isn’t how the thermostat or AC works. 

Below we’ll examine the thermostat-air conditioner connection and how you can use this knowledge to save energy while still keeping cool in summer. 

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