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Is My Thermostat Limiting My Cooling Experience?

Living in Florida obviously means that one will be running his or her air conditioning system for a very substantial part of the year. Because our air conditioners are used so much throughout the majority of the year, it is only reasonable that residents in our area should want to enjoy the most efficient performance possible from their air conditioners. That is not going to happen if you don’t have the right thermostat for your needs, properly installed by a trained professional.

Old thermostat

Most homeowners give their thermostats little thought, so long as their air conditioners are up and running. If you are serious about getting the most from your AC, though, we recommend that you pay your thermostat in Boynton Beach, FL a bit of extra attention. Here are a few factors to consider.

Style of Thermostat

If you are still using an old, outdated thermostat in your home, then there is just no way that you are getting the best performance that your air conditioner has to offer. You may not be setting temperatures accurately, for instance, if you are still using a manual thermostat, rather than a digital model. The readjustments that you keep making can drive up your energy costs, even as you live less comfortably than you deserve to.

Of course, if you are just using a very basic digital thermostat, you may still be limiting your cooling experience. With a programmable model, you see, you can build cooling programs that are designed around your schedule. That means that you can save energy by keeping your home warmer when no one is home, but still have your AC prepare your living space before you return at the end of the day. This helps to strike a balance between comfort and efficiency.

Placement of Thermostat

Even if you have a great thermostat in place, your cooling experience may be limited due to improper placement of that thermostat. If it is located in an area with subpar insulation, for example, or even in direct sunlight, it may not register temperatures that are representative of those throughout your home. This can even be the case if the thermostat is too close to an egress, or installed on an external wall.

When Altman Air, Inc. installs your thermostat, you can get the most from your system.

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