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Tips and Tricks for Using Your Thermostat

 

  1. DON’T leave your thermostat on the same setting.

Why would you need to heat or cool your house to the same temperature you would when you are home when you are not?  Turning your thermostat up a few degrees in the summer or down a few in the winter could potentially save you $180 a year on your utility bill according to energystar.gov

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Consider buying a programmable thermostat so that you can set it and forget itWe recommend setting your temperatures 5 degrees higher during the summer and 10-15 degrees lower during the winter while you are away for 8 hours or more.  Then when you get home you can set the temperature to your desired setting. 

 

  1. DON’T turn down you’re A/C several degrees to make it “cool faster”

Most A/C units work at one speed (unless you have a 2-stage or variable speed) so dropping the temperature several degrees with only make your unit work longer and harder to reach the desired temperature.  This will consume more energy and raise your utility bill.

 

Consider purchasing a WIFI thermostat so that you could control your homes temperature while you are at work to gradually lower it to a comfortable temperature for when you come home.  If you are worried about your equipment taking too long to cool, you may need to schedule an A/C professional to come and perform a tune up to make sure it is working properly.

 

  1. DON’T leave your fan on the “ON” position

Leaving your fan on the “ON” position allows your blower motor fan to run constantly.  This will also use more energy and raise your utility bill.  You should always leave your fan in the “Auto” position your fan will only run when the system is on and running.  When the system reaches the desired temperature, it shuts off and so does your fan.

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You should always set your fan on Auto.  It can save you almost $100 a year on your utility bill.

Need help deciding which thermostat is best for you?  Call All Service Heating and Air to speak with one of our knowledgeable customer service representatives or schedule a service call with one of our technicians!

We have been serving the Plano and surrounding cities since 1986.



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