Thermostat Tug of War
May 10, 2016 • by Dave Jones Inc
In most homes there is usually a thermostat war year round. You typically have the miser, who will wait until the very last minute to turn on the furnace or air conditioner. On the other side of the coin you have the person who will jack up the heat in winter and crank down the AC temp in the summer.
With summer right around the corner, things are going to heat up inside and out, as opposing forces make constant trips to the thermostat to make adjustments. There are ways you can keep the indoor temperature and your energy bill from rising too much.
- One of the things that tends to get overlooked is routine maintenance on your air conditioner. Just like a car, your AC needs routine maintenance to ensure it is working properly, to be more cost effective, and increase its longevity. Have troubles remembering routine maintenance? Sign up for our Service Partner Plan and we’ll contact you to schedule your annual maintenance, and you received special discounts for partnering with us.
- Keep lamps, TV sets, or other appliances that produce heat away from your thermostat.
- Refrain from using the oven during peak sun hours. Stick to stovetop cooking, toaster ovens, pizza ovens, or grill outside to avoid creating additional heat in your home see this site.
- Ceiling fans can be a great investment! They cost far less to run and help circulate the cool air in your home. Note: A fan cools through evaporative cooling of sweat and increased heat convention of the skin. In other words, fans cool people and not air. No need to leave a fan on unless you or a pet is in the room.
- Is it time to get a replacement? A new high efficiency York air conditioner from Dave Jones could be enough to keep the temperature cool enough and the energy bill low.
Those are just a few ways you can beat the heat and high energy bills. Get a hold of us if you have any questions on other methods to better cool your home, or want us to come out and perform a maintenance check on your air conditioner.