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Tips to Utilize Your Thermostat Correctly

June 16, 2022 | Blog

Have you been considering a programmable thermostat for some time but aren’t sure if it’s worth the hassle? Purchasing a more advanced temperature regulator can feel like a big step, especially if you don’t consider yourself particularly tech-savvy. Yet, at Mathews CCAC, we’re always ready to show you just how valuable programmable thermostats can be for your home’s heating and cooling systems.

Before buying a programmable thermostat, you must ensure it’s compatible with your HVAC system so you don’t damage the mechanisms inside. Read on to learn more about temperature regulators and how we at Mathew’s CCAC are here to help you get the most out of yours!

Setting Your Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat has many benefits, but one of the best ones is how easily its settings can be adjusted to fit your habits and daily routines. You can set your HVAC system to turn off while you’re away from home so that AC is not being wasted on empty space. Some smart thermostats can even be controlled by an app on your phone!

Your thermostat is directly connected to your HVAC and full of complex components that bring you relief from the elements outside your walls. Inside your device is a band of coiled metal made of two different materials fused together. This bimetallic strip reacts to heat and cold differently, the coil unwinding and expanding when hot and shrinking when cold.

Regardless of the type of thermostat you prefer, it’s essential that your device is installed on a wall away from drafts, direct sunlight and furniture that could block it from regulating temperature properly.

How To Be Energy Efficient with Your Thermostat

Some common questions about energy efficiency concern settings and schedules. Here are some of our top tips to conserve as much as possible:

What Kind Of Schedule Should I Make To Be Cost-Effective?

Contrary to popular belief, HVACs do not have to work harder or use more energy after being turned off intermittently. Programmable thermostats are useful tools for helping you save on energy consumption by reducing unneeded air conditioning. Cost-effective scheduling can mean:

  • Setting your AC to regularly shut down 30-40 minutes before you leave home.
  • Setting your AC to start back up 30-40 minutes before you come home each day.

Should I Adjust My Thermostat To The “ON” Or “AUTO” Setting?

If you want to save energy and money, the auto setting is usually best. When the thermostat is on “AUTO” mode, your HVAC only circulates until the temperature set point is reached.

Contact Us At CCAC Today!

As your friendly local HVAC company, we’re happy to help you with any of your air conditioning needs, from thermostat information to AC repairs and more! Our company’s goal is to keep you informed about your heating and cooling system so that you can save money and energy while also staying cool.

At CCAC, we’re dedicated to helping our clients better understand their HVAC systems and thermostats. Let us help you understand your programmable thermostat so that you can feel confident in your home’s energy efficiency! If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment, contact us today!

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