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Spring is right around the corner - now is a good time to upgrade that old thermostat!

Warmer Weather And Your Thermostat

Posted: March 14, 2019 by Andy

Spring is just around the corner! Are you ready for warmer weather? We definitely are! Spring isn't here just yet, though, but we're already thinking about sunny days, gardening, and other outdoor activities. What's your favorite part of Spring?

Before temperatures rise, you'll want to make sure your air conditioner is ready for the heat. Call us to schedule spring maintenance so your cooling system operates properly when you need it most. Our expert technicians will catch and correct minor issues before they become big problems!

Of course, your air conditioner is only one piece (though it's the biggest piece) of the cooling equation. It's also good to keep your thermostat in mind.

The Department of Energy suggests a thermostat setting of 72° during the summer for maximum efficiency and cost-effectiveness. You're likely to save more money on cooling at this temperature, but, you also want to make sure you make the seasonal transition at the right time. Drastic temperature swings can inflate your energy bills and decrease your system's performance.

During your maintenance appointment, ask us about your thermostat upgrade options. You can opt for anything from a traditional analog thermostat with a dial to a smart, WiFi-enabled model that'll learn your family's behavior patterns and tailor your interior environment for ideal comfort. Programmable thermostats fall between these two. You can set the temperature with a programmable model based on your schedule. It thinks for you, making airflow adjustments based on when you're home and when you're not. This way, you're using the ideal amount of energy to cool your home at all times.

Dramatic temperature swings aren't good for your comfort or your wallet, but small adjustments made by your thermostat on its own can make a significantly positive impact. A programmable thermostat might seem intimidating at first, but they're as easy to use as the ancient mercury unit that's been on your wall since your home was built! Modern thermostats are inexpensive, and they'll save you hundreds on your energy bills every year.

 


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