We understand the urge to turn the thermostat to the lowest possible setting after a long, hot summer day. You want to turn your home into an escape from the summer heat. Many people say they prefer their homes to feel “like an icebox.”
But we think the effects are simply not worth it. Turning down your AC too much can cost you, in more ways than one. Learn why you should set your thermostat to an efficient temperature throughout the summer below.
Low Temperatures Wear Out the AC
When you turn the temperature down too much, it can wear out the components of your air conditioner—fast. The harder your air conditioner has to work, the faster the parts become damaged. That means your AC system may actually fail prematurely, long before you expected to have to replace it.
You’re Paying Too Much for Cooling
Your air conditioner runs for much longer when you set the temperature to 65° than it does when you set the thermostat to 75°. In fact, chances are that it will never reach this temperature setting, but will continuously cycle attempting to do so—even though the unit is designed to cycle on and off to conserve energy.
It’s Not Cooling Your Home Any Faster
The fact of the matter is this: you don’t actually need your home to be 65°. It’s wasting energy and it’s not even cooling your home any faster than it would if you set the thermostat to 78°. Your air conditioner moves at one speed only, so lowering the temperature is not doing anything to speed things up—it only makes it run for longer and wears down the parts.
If you want to get your home cooler faster, try a programmable thermostat that can lower the temperature 30 minutes before you plan to arrive home. Find an efficient temperature—the warmest temperature everyone in the home can agree on—and keep it there while you are home to keep bills manageable.
Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. offers air conditioning services in Bloomfield, NM. Don’t waste your time with the run-around. Give us a call and let us do it right the first time!