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Deltatech

Deltatech Construction specializes in renovations, additions, and new construction. CONTACT: Sandra Tomasseti

(985) 649-2626

Ideal Appliance Parts

Ideal Appliance Parts, Inc. began more than 50 years ago and now is proudly known as one of the oldest and most successful parts and appliance distributors in the southeastern United States.

(504) 888-4232

Beau’s AC and Heating

Since 2001, Beau’s AC & Heating is been committed to total customer satisfaction providing the Northshore with cooling, heating, & indoor air quality needs. Repair & maintenance, dehumidification, geothermal heating/cooling. CONTACT: Toni Beau

(985) 641-3963

Brister-Stephens, Inc

Brister Stephens is a qualified HVAC contractor who has been servicing greater New Orleans and it’s surrounding communities for over 45 years. CONTACT: Kenny Stephens

(985) 893-1110

Berner A/C & Heat

Heating and Cooling design and installation for existing and new homes and commercial buildings. CONTACT: Tom Berner

(985) 727-2302

Waguespack Home Services

Providing the best handyman services in St. Tammany Parish and care for your home like it is our own. With years of experience in many home improvement areas, our mission is to help you maintain the value of your home while bringing your ideas to life.

985-900-4340

[email protected]

Clesi Foundations

Professional foundation repair and Helical Piers in the New Orleans region. With more than 40 years of experience elevating homes and shoring industrial foundations such as universities, hospitals and museums. CONTACT: Gerald Clesi

(504) 236-9910

Thermostat ON or AUTO?

Posted: August 17, 2015

Thermostat Setting – ON versus AUTO

Ever walked into your home and it feels like someone just took a shower? The air is heavy and muggy…

If so, then you know the first thing you do is quickly google the number of your local AC repair company. Of course, your next thought, “Please don’t let this be an major expensive fix”. When your technician arrives he will measures the relative humidity levels inside your home. If levels are elevated, your technician will attempt to assess what might be wrong with your AC system or causing elevated humidity. One of the many components your technician should check is the thermostat.

Who knew the settings on your thermostat can drastically affect the humidity levels in your home? Your AC system has two functions, cooling and dehumidifying. If you have left your thermostat fan setting to ‘ON’, your AC will continuously move air throughout your home, even after the cooling component has shut off. What happens next? You will now have air moving through your home that is not being cooled and dehumidified creating conditions with high humidity levels. We all know that high humidity levels can create less than ideal comfort levels. The air will feel moist and create damp conditions in your home.  

Here’s the fix ~ Setting your thermostat fan position to “AUTO’ allows the fan to push air through your home ONLY when the cooling component is running creating less humid conditions and a more comfortable home. In the ‘ON’ versus “AUTO’ debate,  the ‘AUTO’ setting is the most ideal and recommend for comfort conditions.

If you have any additional questions about thermostat settings, send us an email and we will get back with you with our recommendations, suggestions and tips: [email protected].   

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