High summer temperatures in Andover, MA mean you’ll need you air conditioner to function at its best all the time. The more you can do to cut down on those costs, the better. Some steps you can take around the home, such as sealing up cracks under your door with weather stripping. And some involve the services of a technician, who can perform maintenance duties once or twice a year to cut down on inefficiency. But another big step you can take is to look closely at how you use your thermostat, then make some adjustments to your cooling habits to help improve the bottom line.
Don’t Cool Throughout the Day
A number of homeowners believe that turning the AC on in the cool hours of the morning and letting it run all day will save money over turning it on in the evening when you get home. Unfortunately, it’s simply not true, and running your air conditioner in an empty house is a huge waste of energy. Instead, use your thermostat’s programming feature to turn the air conditioner on about twenty minutes before you arrive home from work or school. The home will be cool and you will have saved a great deal of energy.
Don’t Cool at Night
Some days, it gets so hot around here that you’ll need to run the air conditioner in the evening after you’ve gone to bed. When things aren’t so bad, however, program your thermostat to turn the air off, or at least set it at 80 degrees. Or open the windows and run the fan throughout the night. The cool air of the evening will help your house stay comfortable and you won’t have to pay an arm and a leg for the privilege.
To install a new thermostat or repair an old one, call the pros at Cooling Unlimited today!