Keeping your home at a desired temperatures is essential to ensuring that you and your family are kept comfortable at all times throughout the year. While your furnace and air conditioner are the pieces of equipment that physically heat and cool your home, your thermostat is what communicates to your home’s HVAC system what temperature you would like your home to be kept. Because thermostats play such an important role in your home’s HVAC system, we wanted to provide our customers with a short list of thermostat tips to help you make sure you are using your home’s thermostat properly.
Thermostat Tip #1: Keep Thermostat Away from Lamps and TVs - Or any heat emitting product really. When deciding on a place to install your thermostat, it is important that you keep it away from any items that generate heat. This primarily includes televisions, lamps, and stereo system equipment. This is because when objects emit heat, they affect the temperature that your thermostat is reading. This means your thermostat will be heating or cooling your home to an improper temperature.
Thermostat Tip #2: KTurn Fan on Auto - Make sure that whenever you are running your furnace, your thermostat has the fan setting set on Auto instead of On. The difference is this: setting your fan to Auto means that it will only run whenever your furnace is on. If you have your fan turned on the On setting, it will run constantly, costing you unnecessary energy expenses.
Thermostat Tip #3: Consider a Programmable Thermostat - Looking to replace that old thermostat in your home? We suggest looking into installing a Programmable Thermostat in your home. A Programmable Thermostat allows you to set what temperature you would like your home to be at throughout the day. You can save energy by having your thermostat run your furnace or air conditioner less at hours when you won’t be home.
If you have any questions related to thermostats or anything about HVAC, never hesitate to give us a call at (630) 548-1500.