Your thermostat is an important part of the HVAC system in your Lake Park, Florida, home, and you need to use it correctly to save energy and money. Take the time to understand how your thermostat works so you aren’t wasting energy or driving up your utility bills.
Not Programming It Properly
If you have a programmable thermostat, you’re wasting energy in your home by not programming it. Although it might seem like a pain to learn how to use it correctly, you’re wasting valuable energy by not setting the temperature to change according to your specific schedule.
When you’re away during the day, your home doesn’t need to be the same temperature as when you’re home. It’s also beneficial to change the temperature while you sleep. By programming the thermostat, you won’t have to manually adjust it every time you want to change the temperature.
Making Extreme Temperature Adjustments
On a hot or cold day, it’s tempting to change the thermostat to cool or heat your home faster. It may make you feel better mentally, but it won’t help you feel more comfortable physically.
Adjusting the thermostat by extremes won’t change the temperature faster. It will make your HVAC system work harder, though, and wasted energy in the process.
Putting Off Energy-Efficient Upgrades
If you’re thinking about upgrading your traditional or even your programmable thermostat, don’t wait. Your thermostat is an essential component of your HVAC system, and the newer thermostats can control the temperature in your home more efficiently than older models.
A smart thermostat lets you control the temperature in your home from anywhere via Wi-Fi. This small investment can help you achieve significant savings over time on your utility bills.
If you’re ready to upgrade your thermostat or have other HVAC questions, we’re the experts to call. Contact Mechanical Air at 561-899-4587 to learn how to save money and stay comfortable.
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