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Pleasure Pools

Design & Construction, Every pool we design will transform your backyard into an oasis – a place of escape and relaxation. Our award-winning team takes pride in designing creative, innovative inground pools and bringing those dreams to life.


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QCG Remodeling

At Quillen Construction Group, we believe that every one of our customers is a lifelong partner. We are here for the long run and want our customers to know they can continue to rely on our expertise in building or renovating their current and future projects.


QCG Solar

At Quillen Construction Group, we guarantee accurate proposals that fit your budget and projects that perform to plan with our mobile app. Both of which have made us one of the most outstanding and trusted construction companies in New Orleans.


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

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

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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