The thermostat of your Fort Collins, CO home tells your HVAC system to keep your residence comfortable and at a consistent temperature. Here are four mistakes you should avoid making with your thermostat.
Staying at One Temperature
Keeping your thermostat constantly at one specific setting will reduce your system’s life span because it runs more than needed. Consider adjusting your temperature a few degrees when no one is home to save energy.
Extreme Temperature Changes
Turning the temperature down won’t make your home cool down faster, but it will make your system run harder than it should. That can lead to AC repairs you could have otherwise avoided. Instead of trying to make your house extremely cold to combat the heat, aim for a comfortable temperature setting.
If your current thermostat is a basic on/off model or has a manual dial, then you should plan on making the move to a digital option for precise temperature control. Even better, upgrade to a smart thermostat so you can program different temperatures for different times, such as when no one is home or everyone is sleeping.
Switching the System Off
Turning your thermostat off completely when you’re not home might seem like a great way to save energy. Unfortunately, you might wind up wasting energy trying to catch up later. In addition to the loss of efficiency, turning your system off and turning it back on later often leads to AC breakdowns since the system has to work harder.
Avoiding these four thermostat mistakes can help you stay comfortable and keep your system working optimally, but professional help takes things a step further. Contact A to Z Heating & Cooling and request HVAC maintenance to make sure everything stays in working order.
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