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Serving the Greater Sacramento Area for Over 20 Years

Can an air conditioner run too long?

With rising temperatures, it’s normal for your AC to run longer. It’s actually a good thing! A longer-running air conditioner decreases wear-and-tear and dehumidifies your home. If it’s more of an I’m-going-to-melt-if-I-go-outside day, your AC may run in longer cycles—like 30 minutes.

What temperature should the air coming from the air conditioner be?

If the AC system is operating correctly, then the air coming out of your vent should be about twenty degrees cooler than the regular temperature inside. So, if you’re cooling it and the house is 80 degrees, then you would ideally want the air to be about 60 degrees. Have more air conditioner questions?

How many hours should AC run per day?

A properly sized system should run non-stop for 24 hours on the hottest day of the year. Well, it should run the entire time that the peak load is occurring. This may be for 8 hours or so but will not be for 24 hours. Mine runs anywhere from 1 hr to 8 hours on an insanely hot day.

What temperature should I set my AC at night?

The best temperature for sleeping is said to be between 60° and 67°F. Opening the windows while you sleep is a good solution if you live in a cool climate. Then, closing the windows in the morning before it gets hot traps cool air inside and gives your air conditioner a head start.