An air conditioner once considered an item of luxury and rich class only has become a common thing in every household.
There are many doubts, misconceptions, and confusion regarding the use of an air conditioning sydney.
One of the major frequently asked questions is whether it is safe to leave an air conditioner on all day.
In this article, we will try to find the answer to this question.
There are many aspects of looking into this matter. If we are concerned just with home safety like fire or some other accident due to AC, then there is no harm in leaving your air conditioner on all day.
In case of extremely hot conditions, there are comparatively more AC units working in your neighborhood. This can result in overload and power outages. To prevent such a condition, you can increase the temperature of the thermostat a little bit instead of turning the AC off.
Undoubtedly, switching off your air conditioner saves energy. But sometimes switching off the AC can result in the consumption of more energy. This situation is explained below:
LEAVE YOUR AC ON WHILE YOU ARE OUTSIDE FOR SHORT TIME (FEW HOURS)
If you turn off your AC when you are outside of your home for a day, then heatwave and humidity may enter your house from outside. The comparatively hotter temperature outside will increase the temperature of your house. When you come back and switch on your AC then it would take more time and energy to cool the room. This will result in more power consumption and more expenditure on electricity bill.
Hence apart from an electrical disaster or accident, it is safe to leave your AC on with the viewpoint of money also.
Frequent turning off and on your, AC can perhaps benefit you in a very small room. This is so because a small room would remain cool for a longer time even after turning off the AC. For a large room or big house, it is recommended to leave your AC on all day.
It is obvious that you do not need to leave your AC on during the cold weather. There is no need to be concerned about the safety of leaving your AC on all day. Even after this, if you are unnecessarily worried about the safety, energy consumption, and electricity bill, the one thing you can do is to increase the temperature in the thermostat by 3 to 5 degrees centigrade. This will save energy and consume less power. It will reduce the workload of the AC too.
You can always decide whether to leave your AC on or to turn it off depending on various factors liken outside temperature, age of AC, size of AC, size of the house, insulation of the house. In a normal condition, it is always safe to leave your AC on all day.