Make sure you have all the facts about thermostats so you can maximize the benefits of your HVAC system. In this article, Climate Systems Heating and Air Conditioning debunks some common myths about thermostats.
Myth #1: The higher you raise the temperature for heating or lower it for air conditioning, the faster your home will reach the desired temperature.
Fact: Cranking your unit up really high or down really low won’t heat or cool your home more quickly. This is because air conditioners and heaters release the same amount of heat or conditioned air regardless of your thermostat setting.
Myth #2: When you set the thermostat too high or low, your air conditioner and furnace will have to work harder afterwards in order to cool or warm your space. This means you’re not really saving much on energy costs.
Fact: It’s already been proven by years of research that energy savings can be obtained between the time the temperature is set back and the next time that heating or cooling is needed. So by setting the temperature at energy-saving set points for longer periods during the day when no one is at home or at night when everyone is asleep, you can save a significant amount of energy. It helps to have a programmable thermostat so that you can automate this process.
Myth #3: You can install your thermostat in any part of the house. Its location won’t affect its ability to function properly.
Fact: The location of your thermostat is important because its immediate surroundings can affect the performance of the device. Ideally, your thermostat should be installed in a convenient location close to areas that require optimal comfort control, such as bedrooms. Make sure your thermostat is placed away from doorways, appliances, drafty areas, vents, direct sunlight and the kitchen.
Climate Systems Heating and Air Conditioning has been a trusted HVAC specialist for over 40 years. Our team is composed of licensed, trained technicians, so you can have peace of mind knowing that your units are being handled by qualified professionals. Call us at (724) 935-3900 or fill out our contact form to schedule your service.