Your thermostat serves as the brains of your home’s HVAC system. With that in mind, it’s important that you know how to get the most out of your thermostat. Avoid making these four mistakes with your HVAC thermostat in Palm Beach Gardens, FL:

Having an Unreasonable Set Point

In the winter, a set point of 68 degrees should be enough to keep you and your family comfortable. Remember that the higher you set the temperature, the longer the HVAC system will run and the less energy-efficient it will be. You may feel the full effect of it in your next utility bill. In the spring and summer, keep the HVAC thermostat at 78 degrees.

Cranking the Thermostat Up or Down

Thermostats simply tell a HVAC system when to turn on and off depending on the indoor temperature and your set point. Some people crank their thermostats up or down, though, in the belief that this somehow speeds up heating or cooling. It does no such thing but rather leads to long, inefficient cycles.

Switching the Thermostat On and Off

Make sure to have a heating and air conditioning schedule instead of turning the whole HVAC system off when you leave home. Regular, but not excessive, running of the HVAC system will prevent your home from getting too cold or hot and will help boost energy efficiency. A smart thermostat is a great HVAC upgrade that can help if you still use a manual thermostat.

Neglecting HVAC Thermostat Maintenance

A significant part of professional maintenance involves the thermostat, usually its calibration and the replacement of its batteries. However, these are tasks that homeowners should take care of as soon as they notice the issues. Calibrating the sensors will let the thermostat accurately read the indoor temperature.

North County Cooling Inc. is here to provide you with annual maintenance and the occasional repair, so call today for an appointment in Palm Beach Gardens. Our family-owned and operated company has been serving homeowners since 1987 and backs up all work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

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