Air conditioning a home in Southern California during the summer is often an expensive proposition. There’s no way around needing to run your AC during the majority of the summer days, but you are probably paying far more than you should. There are a number of methods to cut down on your air conditioning costs without having a negative effect on general comfort. Some examples are always scheduling annual inspection and tune-ups in the spring, maintaining steady higher temperatures during the day, and always calling for repairs at the first sign of even the tiniest malfunction.
One option you may not have considered is replacing your old thermostat. An outdated manual thermostat can waste money in a number of ways, and when you go with a programmable or wireless thermostat you can cut down on the bills while still maintaining great comfort levels.
Digital programmable thermostats have become the standard for homes today, but many older houses still rely on either manual or non-programmable digital models. A programmable thermostat allows a greater level of control over comfort in your home so you can establish a pattern of cooling that saves money and which you won’t have to think about most of the time. You don’t need to keep the AC running wastefully while you’re away from home during the day just so you can come home to cool house; program the thermostat to turn on the cooling a half hour before your return. Set the evening programming so the AC automatically turns off when you’ve gone to sleep. More complex thermostats have even more programming slots so you can control the temperature differently each day of the week.
Would you like the freedom to manipulate your air conditioner from anywhere you have Wi-Fi access? Special Wi-Fi thermostats give you that power, and you can almost totally eliminate air conditioning power waste with their help. Contact us to find out more about the various options available.
JW Heating and Air offer many choices for new thermostat installation in Sherman Oaks, CA and the surrounding areas. Call us today to find our why we’re in the top 1% of Angie’s List rated contractors.