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If the energy bill at your Lake Park, Florida, home is constantly on the rise, the culprit may be your thermostat. This device controls the airflow from your HVAC system, playing a major role in energy efficiency. Learn more about how your thermostat settings can impact energy costs.

Programmable Thermostats

Most modern HVAC systems come equipped with a programmable thermostat that allows you to use specific temperature settings for certain times and days. If you’re not taking advantage of this type of unit, you probably spend a lot of time manually adjusting the temperature to get the heating or cooling system to turn on. This habit is inefficient, because it requires your system to cycle on and off frequently.

Take time to get to know your programmable thermostat, and set it based on the current season and your daily or weekly schedule. If your activities are similar every day, stick to a one-day schedule that will remain the same.

Smart Thermostats

A newer option on the market is a smart thermostat, which connects to your home’s Wi-Fi network and has additional features that you won’t get with a programmable thermostat. Some of these units can track your energy usage and make automatic adjustments to conserve energy. They also provide energy reports to show you where you can eliminate waste.

A smart thermostat can also track the outdoor temperature and automatically shift the climate indoors to keep you comfortable. If you’re home sick from work, there’s no need to adjust the thermostat manually. A smart thermostat can sense movement and raise or lower the temperature. You can also monitor or control it from anywhere through a smartphone app.

Take control of your energy costs with a new thermostat by calling Mechanical Air Conditioning at 561-899-4587. We look forward to helping you improve your comfort and lower your energy costs.

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