Our North Carolina temperatures are heating up. Before we know it, we’ll need to use our air conditioners every day. We’re sharing some important information so you’ll be able to get the most significant benefits out of your thermostat, and you won’t have to break the bank while using your air conditioning.
The Proper Temperature at Which to Set the Thermostat
Finding the right temperature for your thermostat is key. The ideal temperature range is between 70 and 75. Setting your thermostat to the highest degree is key to making sure your home stays energy efficient this summer. Additionally, if you have ceiling fans, you can use them to move air around occupied rooms to create a draft. Using the draft to cool people in a place at any given time allows you to turn the thermostat up without reducing the comfort level of the house. This means that the air conditioner won’t have to work as hard, and you’ll see the proof of the benefits of your ceiling fan use in lower summer cooling costs.
Choosing the Right Thermostat for Your Home
Digital Programmable Thermostat
A digital programmable thermostat is a feature-packed device that offers homeowners a variety of options with which to make temperature adjustments for daylight savings or other modifications to accommodate family schedules and even override the programmed settings.
A smart thermostat offers the same benefits that you’d get in a programmable one, but it gives you more enhancements. With a smart thermostat, you have the ability to set the temperature remotely or override the programmed settings. Some smart thermostats learn about your personal and lifestyle habits, and the device uses that information to adjust the thermostat settings automatically.
When to Change Your Thermostat
If you have an older thermostat that doesn’t have an Energy Star rating, you might want to consider replacing. If your current thermostat isn’t programmable, you may want to upgrade it to one that is. If you’re thinking about adding smart home technology to your home, a smart thermostat will be a useful and appreciated addition to a smart home system.
If your air conditioner is running all the time but not cooling your home, there may be a loose connection in the wiring. Unless you have a newer programmable thermostat that requires an easy and inexpensive fix, you should consider replacing it.
Thermostat Maintenance Tips
A comprehensive inspection will determine whether any loose connections may have an impact on the accuracy with which the thermostat displays the temperature. As long as the thermostat is programmed correctly, your air conditioning system should ensure that your home is comfortable and that you’re not wasting energy by cooling your house when no one is home.
If you have an older inefficient thermostat, or if you are concerned that it may give out this summer, call Halltec HVAC at (252) 251-5777. We will give you reliable service on the same day you call us.