Upgrade Your Home and Lifestyle with a Programmable Thermostat
In the digital age, we’re surrounded by smart phones, smart TV, and even smart watches. So, shouldn’t our homes be smart, too? Modern homes are equipped with complex systems to keep you comfortable, but all too often they underperform due to poor maintenance or inefficient design. Home HVAC is no exception to this trend. When you’re heating or cooling your home, shouldn’t you have the same performance you’ve come to expect from the rest of your modern comforts?
Fortunately, there’s an air conditioning upgrade you can make without overhauling your entire system. With a programmable thermostat, you can save money on air conditioning without sacrificing your comfort. Many types of programmable thermostats are available, including smart thermostats which can sync with other systems in your home and even your mobile devices.
How Do Smart Thermostats Save Money?
Electricity consumption is a major component of the cost of living in the U.S., so logically more homeowners and utility manufacturers are making an effort to increase efficiency. One simple way to prevent energy waste is to decrease your home’s energy expenditure when you’re not home. Here’s one example for summer energy savings: when you leave to go to work, set your thermostats to keep your home at a warmer, but stable temperature. When you return, adjust your thermostat to cool your home to the level where you are comfortable. In the night time, when temperatures are naturally cooler, you can also adjust your thermostats so they don’t have to work as hard to keep you comfortable.
With programmable thermostats, you can set up a schedule so your AC system makes all these adjustments automatically. Some models may even make their own adjustments depending on ambient temperature to maximize its own efficiency. All the hours that your AC saves energy, add up to significant savings in your energy bill.
Zone In On Savings
If your home air conditioner is the type that allows for climate zones, you can use these settings to your advantage. For example, if you live in a large house with many rooms, there may be some areas that aren’t used every day. For example, a guest room or a storage room may only be used occasionally. So, try shutting the door to isolate that area, and only cool that room to a stable temperature – just make sure it’s not too hot or humid to damage your furniture or belongings. If nobody uses that room, it doesn’t need to be as cool as the rest of your home. With zoned air conditioning, you can ensure your comfort in the part of your home you use, while saving money in the areas you don’t.
Rapid Repair Experts provides installation services for your new state-of-the-art cooling system, and can help you configure your system for maximum efficiency. Should your air conditioning malfunction, we’re on hand 24/7 for emergency service. Contact us now to start saving money on AC.