Living in Ohio, you know how inconsistent the temperatures outside can be. One day, the air conditioner is up full blast and the next it’s off completely. It can be hard to keep your house at a regulated temperature that is comfortable for the entire family, especially if you’re only turning your AC on the day of high temperatures.
So, how do you prepare your AC for those hot summer days?
If you’ve checked the weather and you know a hot day is approaching, you can prepare by turning your air conditioner on the night before. Unlike your car, your entire home needs time to get the temperature down to a comfortable setting. Avoid overworking your AC by turning it on the night before hot temperatures approach. This will give your unit enough time to cool down your home.
If you haven’t already, we recommend investing in a Nest learning thermostat or a “smart thermostat”. A Nest learning thermostat with the ‘set it and forget it’ setting can be the answer to your dreams. You can avoid thermostat battle by setting it to a specific temperature and leaving it alone for the rest of the season – allowing you to be comfortable the minute you walk through the door.
It is much easier for an AC to control humidity when it is left at a specific temperature. Every time the temperature is altered, the AC needs to make an effort to reach the desired level. Not only does this increase the wear and tear of the system but also results in a higher energy consumption. In the U.S., home cooling is the third largest source of energy usage at homes. Proper usage of programmable thermostats can reduce the energy usage by up to 9%.
Programmable thermostats have some great benefits to offer such as:
Instead of setting the thermostat manually or adding weekly schedules, the smart thermostat learns your habits in a week using sensors and does all the adjustments on its own.
If you’re interested in adding a Nest thermostat to your home, contact the experts at Forquer Heating and Cooling.