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Year-Round Tips for Thermostat Settings

Your AC usage has a big impact on your utility bill every month. As a result, it’s important to be as efficient with your system as possible. However, this doesn’t always mean bundling up in the winter or sweating and sitting by a fan in the summer. Instead, it means being smart and methodical about how you set your thermostat throughout the year.

Being mindful about your thermostat setting can help to make your home air quality more comfortable all year long while also keeping your utility bill manageable. Plus, by being smart about how you adjust your thermostat, you avoid overworking your HVAC unit, which helps it to function more effectively and last longer.

Staying Comfortable During Cold Months

cold aaaFall brings with it some cool days and especially brisk mornings. With these cooler days and the cold days of winter approaching, an average temperature of 70 degrees is what you should aim for.

This is a temperature that will keep your family comfortable during the day and night without overworking your unit.

Further, by keeping the temperature steady, you will grow comfortable with this temperature - even on unusually cold days - and will not feel the need to adjust the thermostat.

Adjusting the Thermostat for Warm Months

In contrast, during the warm months of spring and summer, your thermostat should be kept around 78 degrees Fahrenheit. This will keep your unit from overworking and will leave your family comfortable.

warm months

It will still feel cool and comfortable when you come indoors, but it won’t be a shock of cold that is what comes from needlessly overworking your thermostat. Plus, keeping your home slightly warmer during these hot months helps your family to naturally adjust to the warmer weather.

Planning for an Empty House

empty houseThese temperatures are the average temperatures you’ll want for a house that is largely empty throughout the day. Maintaining these temperatures will help ease the transition for your family as they come in and out of the house.

Further, they take the pressure off of your HVAC unit by maintaining steady temperatures, as opposed to jumping around, which forces your unit to often work harder than it should.

Plus, while the 8-degree difference might seem like a big change, both temperatures are within a comfortable room temperature scale and the slight differences for each season will simply help your family transition better while also protecting your utility bill and your HVAC unit.

If you have any questions about your thermostat setting or need to have your unit serviced before an upcoming weather change, it’s always a good idea to contact local professionals for help and advice.

Call Your Local HVAC Company

Since 1969, AAA Modern Air has been providing quality air conditioning services to Dania Beach. One of the largest installers of air conditions in South Florida, AAA Modern Air has the expertise and experience to meet all of your air conditioning installation and service needs.