Can an air conditioner be put on a timer?

Old 05-25-23, 05:27 PM
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Can an air conditioner be put on a timer?

This LG window mount air conditioner doesn't seem to work on its timer mode, so I was wondering if I can get it to run on a timer like this:
It's directly above my bed, so I need it to turn off at bedtime, and turn on at around 8am when the outside starts to heat up. If so, what do I look for in a suitable timer?
Old 05-25-23, 05:30 PM
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You linked to the picture..... not its specs.
We can only guess if it can handle the load of the A/C.

Many electronic A/C's won't start automatically when plugged in..... does yours ?
If it does... a timer can control it.
If not.... a timer could turn it off but not back on.

FYI... the timers in most A/C's is to turn the A/C off after xx amount of hours.
Not usually back on.
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If you have an old AC unit with rotary switches, it may work, but probably not with a modern digital controlled one. Also keep in mind that when you turn your AC unit OFF the right way, it may run a few seconds for the compressor to leave itself in a good state, using a timer kills it instantly.

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