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I have an old RUUD central AC unit that started blowing hot air. I set the thermostat to off and set the temp gage higher than air temp to turn the unit off and save money, but inside blower unit runs constantly. I'm trying to save money to have it serviced, but noticed my electric bill was higher that last month when the ac was working. The bill was about 4 times higher than the winter when ac is off and the gas heat kicks in. Can the blower running constantly cause this power usage and what is the solution (to save electricity), at least until I can pay for service?

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Okay did you check your thermostat to see if you have the fan switch on auto? The switch must be on auto or the fan will continue to run. If the thermostat fan switch is on auto then there is a malfunction in the thermostat probably. You can go to your forced air unit and on unplug the unit. That way it will not turn on at all, because the forced air unit is controlled by the thermostat. Hope this helps.

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