automatic shutoff for window AC

Old 06-06-11, 12:28 PM
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automatic shutoff for window AC

I'd like to save some energy in the inlaw apartment. Does anyone have suggestions on how to automatically turn off AC that is a DIY project? Example I have seen was an electronic key that when removed, turns off the AC.
Old 06-06-11, 12:45 PM
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Programmable t stat with a lock cover. That if your talking central ac.

If window unit you can use a heavy duty timer.

Or buy a unit that has a energy save feature, that turns the unit off when it makes temp.

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You need to give a few more details. Do you want a unit that can be locked out from ever running or just have it shut down at a specific time or what? Please be specific in both the application and exactly what you want to do.
Old 06-06-11, 02:16 PM
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Is it on a dedicated circuit? You could put in a line voltage timer.

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