What’s not to love about the spring! The extreme cold of the winter is finally dissipating, the days are getting longer and the nights getting shorter, the plants begin to gain their color, and everything starts to feel normal again. For many a homeowner, the spring is the best time to ensure their air conditioning system is back in tiptop shape.
If you’re considering upgrades that would improve the efficiency of your AC unit during the spring, a programmable thermostat should be on your list. But how much can a programmable thermostat help you during this period?
Keep Your House Warm While You’re Out
According to the Department of Energy, homeowners would have a lower cooling bill if they can maintain a small difference between their indoor and outdoor temperatures. However, this could be very difficult for houses that still use older thermostats. With a programmable thermostat, you can easily keep your house warmer when you’re out, without putting extra demand on your unit.
Cool it Down before You Get Home
When you set your programmable thermostat to keep the house warm while you’re out, you can also set it to keep it cool around the time you’ll get home. With an older thermostat however, you have to wait until you get home before you can tweak the temperature. Even though the weather is much more friendly in springtime, the ambient temperature would still make you uncomfortable indoors. A programmable thermostat would help ensure this doesn’t happen.
Do Not Incur Unnecessary Expense
In a bid to achieve a ‘faster cooling’, a lot of people set their thermostat at a colder setting than normal on turning on their AC unit. You should know that your house will not cool any faster even if you set your thermostat to the minimum possible temperature. You would only be overworking your AC and incurring unnecessary expense. The rate of cooling of your AC would remain constant, no matter the temperature.
Thinking about installing a programmable thermostat in preparation for the spring? Contact our AC repair technicians at Waychoff’s Air Conditioning. You can trust us for the best installation service and after sales support.