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Old 06-25-2018, 06:13 PM   #1
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Best way to turn off air conditioner?

Our coach has two air conditioners. To turn them off after use, is it better to turn up the thermostat and let then stop on their own or can we just turn off the thermostat on/off switch even if they are still running?
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Either way will work OK ........which ever you find you like to do......
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Just turn it off

Maybe I am confused but raising the temp or turning off should have the same result. Of course in my rv it takes 30 seconds or so before it actually goes off.
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I guess I was wondering if raising the thermostat would allow the AC units to take a minute or so to cool down before stopping gradually. Maybe that doesn't matter and an instant shut off causes no problems?
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Maybe I am confused but raising the temp or turning off should have the same result. Of course in my rv it takes 30 seconds or so before it actually goes off.
My thoughts exactly. When I turn the AC off in my home or RV while it's running it just keeps running for a while. I assume it's taking care of itself.
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Doesn't matter how you turn it off. The only problem is turning it on too soon after it has been off which is why you wouldn't want to just cut power to it with a circuit breaker and then turn it back on right away.
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Raising the thermostat and turning the thermostat off are effectually the same thing. Both break the controll circuit which will put the AC into shutdown mode. This the delay mentioned above. Best not to remove shore power till cycle is completed, although in reality it probably won't damage anything.
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As others have said, I don't think it would really matter!



The "proper" way is to turn each off using the "Mode" function on the thermostat.
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Thanks for all the great replies!
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Not all systems are the same. Neither the Coleman on top of the coach or my Trane at home have a delay. Whether I raise the temperature or put the switch to off, they shut off immediately.

If this is the same for the OP, then it doesn't matter a bit.
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Best way to turn off air conditioner?

I like to run the blower a few minutes to get the most out of the evap coil (cold air) inside the duct. It also cuts down on musty smells throughout the system. On my basement air unit I turn off the mode switch and put the fan on manual/fan for a few minutes. If Iím running the generator the fan is the only thing running while the gen is on itís no load cool down. As others it doesnít matter.
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