Stop! I know when you see a button and someone tells you not to push it, you become even more eager to do just that. But, when we tell you to keep your hands off of your thermostat, we here at Winters® Home Services mean it. CJ here, to give you some good and honest advice about your heating and cooling controls.
When it comes to adjusting your indoor climate, it is better to leave it to technological optimization! Here’s why constantly adjusting your thermostat is impeding your cooling efforts and costing you on your monthly utility bills:
It Leads To Breakdowns
Constantly adjusting your thermostat is equivalent to overworking the brakes in your car…eventually, due to increased wear and tear, you will need repairs or even a replacement for your air conditioning system. Components of your system will breakdown and you’ll find yourself with a shortened lifespan on your system. So, rather than turning your system up and down a few notches every time you feel a little hot or a bit cold, set your thermostat to the recommended 78 degrees Fahrenheit, and you’ll see immediate savings on your cooling bills.
It Increases Energy Use
When you adjust your thermostat frequently, your air conditioner has to work harder to start another cooling cycle. This inherently demands more electricity than if you were to leave your temperature at a comfortable constant. It takes significantly more power to kick-start your unit than it does to maintain your indoor climate at one temperature while at home. If you are going to be away from your home for eight hours or more, set your thermostat five to eight degrees higher in the summer and 10 to 15 degrees lower in the winter! This will prove effective in reducing your cooling costs up to 15%!
Solving Your Cooling Habits
So, what is the best solution to your bad cooling habits? Installing a programmable thermostat! This technology will optimize your cooling! With motion sensor adjustments, scheduling capabilities, and smartphone operation, you will be able to streamline your home comfort without jeopardizing your air conditioning system or your cooling costs.
For programmable thermostat installation, contact Winters Home Services at (617) 977-3101! We are here to help you achieve convenient comfort!