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A Quick Guide to Smart Thermostat Settings for Summer
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Sunday, August 6, 2017

If you’re spending way too much time trying to get the right balance of cool air and low energy costs this summer these little tips may be of help to you if you are using one of the new smart thermostats to regulate the temperature in your home or business.


Don’t Go Too Low – while it is tempting to come in on a sweltering day and crank the air conditioner temperature setting way down, don’t do it! Setting the temperature super low will not cool your house any more quickly and it will, in fact, make you’re a/c unit work much harder and use up more energy because you are forcing the air compressor to run constantly to reach the set temperature. You are better off to just let your body regulate itself to the normal a/c setting instead of wasting energy and getting your house far too cold for comfort.



Teach the Thermostat Your Ways – one of the best things about a smart thermostat is that is can learn your habits. As time goes by it will remember the temperatures that you prefer and make the proper adjustments and that is going to save you money in the long run. No more worrying about coming home to a hot house that feels like a sauna. We suggest leaving the thermostat at around 78 degrees when you’re home. It may seem like a high number but your body will adjust to it naturally and, according to the U.S. Dept. of Energy, it is the ideal summer temperature for comfort and reduced energy costs.



While your smart thermostat will eventually learn your habits, you should also invest in one that can link up to your Wi-Fi so that you are able to adjust the temperature from your phone or another remote computer. Just set the temperature to a comfortable level when you’re headed home and by the time you get there it will be set to the perfect temperature for you and your family to enjoy.



If you are ready to update to a smart thermostat or if your experiencing any problems including the fan coils, heater, boiler, heat pumps or your geothermal system, etc., Crane Heating and Air Conditioning can help. Our full-service team is highly qualified to meet all your HVAC needs so contact us today. You can count on Crane Heating and Air Conditioning for the Highest Degree of Service.



 

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