Your air conditioning thermostat is essentially the control panel in which you handle your HVAC system. It is with this panel that you can control the temperature of your home, which then also gives you control over the efficiency of your air conditioning unit as well. This is important for saving money, but also for being energy conscious. Getting the most out of your unit is important, so here are some things that will help you work with your thermostat better.
First things first, is to make sure that you’re setting the thermostat to the right temperature. During the summertime, you want to make sure that it’s at its optimal temperature so that you can save money and energy, but you also get the best level of comfort as well. Many argue over what the best temperature is, but studies show that the most efficient temperature is between 70 and 75 degrees. Setting it at 75 degrees will ensure energy efficiency, which will result in lower electric bills during the summer. With that being said, for every temperature degree that you raise the temp, you will see a 1% decrease in your energy bill.
If staying on top of your thermostat doesn’t sound like you, or something that you want to do, consider getting a programmable thermostat installed. This will help you to get the most efficiency out of your HVAC system, in both the summer and wintertime. With a programmable thermostat, you have options. You can utilize your new thermostat in multiple ways such as:
- Day time setting – You can program your thermostat to only turn on at a certain time of day, as well as schedule it to turn off at a certain time too. You can set it to kick on to the highest power (or lowest temperature), and then turn off when at the perfect temperature.
- Night time settings – Nighttime brings cooler temperatures. With that, means your air conditioner isn’t forced to work as hard, and you can set it to be on for only certain hours of the night.
- Seasonal – Your thermostat works with both the furnace and the air conditioner. That being said, you can program your thermostat to your preferences during the summer, and the winter time.
If you’re interested in having a programmable thermostat installed in your home, call our HVAC company in Denver for a consultation. We would be happy to go over your options with you so that you can get the most out of your HVAC system.
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