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Miami Air Conditioning Tip: Thermostat Settings


When temperatures rise, a good air conditioning unit can be your best friend, turning your home into a cool refuge from the sweltering conditions outside. Your air conditioner is controlled by a thermostat which lets you adjust the settings to your liking and otherwise dictate when and how the air conditioner operates. Here’s a Miami air conditioning tip: thermostat settings, when properly adjusted, can save you a great deal of money in your monthly bills.

For starters, tailor your air conditioning settings to fit your daily schedule. A programmable thermostat can make this easy – some units even let you program your thermostat remotely – but even if you have an older manual thermostat, you can make adjustments during the day to reflect the local conditions. In the evening, you can turn the temperature up, open the windows and/or start a fan when temperatures are lower. You should also adjust your thermostat when the seasons change, changing it in the wintertime when Mother Nature is more apt to give us a break.

Adding programmable thermostat if you don’t already heavy one makes an excellent way to increase your flexibility in this arena. You can program it to make all of these adjustments automatically so you don’t have to think about it. It also lets you automatically turn the air conditioning off when you go to work, then back on again ten minutes before you arrive home. (You can always do this manually too, but the programmable thermostat eliminates the need to wait while the AC unit cools down your house.)

If you still have a manual thermostat, or your thermostat is having problems with inaccurate settings, it can impact your ability to maximize AC efficiency. For more tips on air conditioning settings or to install a new thermostat in your home, contact Air On Demand. We handle air conditioning issues of all varieties and our trained staff is dedicated to your complete satisfaction. Call us today to set up an appointment.