I think it is the evaporative air conditioning that should not be left on.
However I dont often go out and leave the air conditioner on (refrigerated) though I do often put it on a timer to turn on 30 minutes before I am due home from work as this makes the house lovely when I walk in.
Overhead fans, I leave on for the dogs and so the house seems to stay a bit cooler.
Always. It has been well and truly proven up here that the fans push the cooler air conditioned air around the rooms very effectively,and actually mean that you do not have to set the A.C super cold!!! I know that my bills have definitely been less by using the combination of both!
Yes we have to leave the Air Con on, if a hot day...while out.If we are gone all day, we leave it on extremely low.
A few times we haven't years ago, and you can't stay inside when it's 55deg's and more!
Plus not good for the house to stay that warm all day, every day...
Never. We have evaporative cooling which requires some doors or windows to be open and we see that as a security risk while we are out. It would worry me too, having electrical appliance running while we are out. What if they caught fire and we weren't there to deal with it.
Just two days ago, and big mistake. Found the study floor (only room with aircon) awash as I'd left it on for 24 hours, most of which was taken up with medical appointments for me and hubby, and it leaked. Weeks' old newspapers which I meant to cull in my "spare time" were papier-mache. Saved me a task I suppose.
never leave anything that runs by electricity on when we leave the house only thing left on is the refrigerator, everything else is disconnected. think of all the house fires that are caused by electricity appliances left on and unattended.
No - unnecessary waste of electricity. If you have efficient air-con shouldn't take long to cool down your room. I only turn air-con on for a short period of time and this, combined with ceiling fans, works very well to cool down my home.