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How Your Thermostat Habits Impact Your AC Efficiency

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Stock image of hand adjusting thermostatBoston summers can be quite enjoyable. But let’s face it, they get hot, and that heat can become unbearable after a while. This is particularly true if you’re coming home to a living space that’s not as cool as it should be, whether that is because you left your AC off all day, or you don’t have a properly functioning AC. As a result, maybe you’re tempted to set the thermostat as low as it will possibly go to get cool, fast!

This is a mistake, although many homeowners try this as a solution to beat the heat. First let us start by saying, the Department of Energy recommends a temperature setting during the summer of 78°F, as this is the temperature the average person is comfortable with. If you keep setting yours lower and lower to try to get cooler faster, you won’t be satisfied. And if you’re doing so and don’t feel cooler air at all, let alone faster, there might be something wrong with your air conditioner! We’ll get to that in a moment.

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Your Thermostat and Its Impact On Your Heater

Monday, January 1st, 2018

thermostat on a blue sky backgroundThis may come as a surprise to you, but your annual heating and cooling efforts actually can, and probably do, account for half of your entire energy usage, and therefore your energy costs. So, it makes sense that you want to use your HVAC systems as efficiently as possible, to save as much money as possible. But what’s the easiest way to cut your energy use?

You may think it’s by ceasing to use your heating and cooling systems altogether. But this is silly, not to mention impractical. Rather, the way to cut down on your energy use without sacrificing your comfort and the comfort of your household is by using one small electrical component in the way that it is meant to be used. We are talking about a thermostat, professionally installed and services by experienced and qualified Weston, MA electricians.

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How Can Thermostat Settings Impact Your HVAC Systems?

Monday, August 14th, 2017

a temperature gauge showing just the right temperatureAmong the many reasons you may need to hire a professional electrician in Cambridge, MA is because you need to have a thermostat hardwired to your central HVAC or heat pump system. Having your thermostat professionally installed and serviced is essential to ensuring reliable performance from your air conditioner or heater, throughout the year. Without this, you may have your thermostat improperly located, or calibrated, which can cause problems.

But proper thermostat installation is just the beginning. To save energy—and subsequently, money—it’s important to look at your thermostat settings. Since we’re currently in the throes of summer, we’d like to go over some tips with you on how your thermostat settings can impact your air conditioner, and why raising your settings during this time of the year is actually a really smart move.

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