There’s a delicate balance between saving energy with your heating and air conditioning system and making sure you stay comfortable.
If you want to make the most of your heating and air conditioning system, you might want to run it at full blast all the time. But doing so uses a lot of energy and can result in very high energy bills, especially in the summer. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to stay comfortable without going overboard with the heater or air conditioner.
During the summer season, you want to lower the thermostat temperature as much as it takes to make you comfortable. But for most people, this will result in high energy bills. One way around this problem is to set the thermostat to the preferred temperature when you are home and awake. When you are asleep or out of the house, you set the thermostat to a warmer temperature. The only problem with this strategy is that you won’t be home or awake to reset the thermostat back to the desired temperature. You can get around this problem with a programmable thermostat.
You can program the thermostat so that it will start cooling your home 30 minutes before you either wake up or get home. So when you walk through the front door, it will be cool inside. But you didn’t have to spend the energy and money to keep it that cool inside all day or night.
Programmable thermostats are really nice, convenient and can save money. But they take time to program. Additionally, you may think you want to program them a certain way, but the programming may not be an accurate representation of how you use your HVAC system. For example, you may think you'll be home by 5 pm every weekday, but you are almost always 30 minutes late. A smart thermostat will notice how you really use your HVAC system and adjust its programming accordingly.
To learn about other ways you can make the most of your heating and air conditioning system’s thermostat, contact our expert team at Jerry’s Air Conditioning and Heating before you spend too much money on your energy bills.