How To Save On Air Conditioning Energy Usage
High electricity bills are common during the summer when running an air conditioning system all day. One of the most common questions we get from homewoners is whether or not they can save money by leaving their AC on all day instead of using excess energy every time you turn it back on. Homeowners test HVAC hacks to save energy without sacrificing comfort. Is it true you can save more money keeping the AC on rather than turning it off while you’re away?
As a Tampa, Florida resident, you know summers can be extremely hot and uncomfortable. Should I leave my air conditioner on all day to save energy? Although it may seem sensible to believe your system will use extra energy to power itself on, this is not using your AC as efficiently as possible.
Keeping your AC running all day to achieve a consistent temperature is far more taxing for your system. And leaving your air conditioner on at full capacity throughout the day will result in higher electricity bills, as well as shortening the lifespan of your system.
Programmable Thermostats To The Rescue
It can be pretty miserable to return home to a hot house after a long day at work, but it’s not advisable to leave your air conditioner on all day. There is a better way to save energy and save money.
The best solution is as simple as purchasing a programmable thermostat. Instead of the constant fluctuating all day to keep your home at the preferred temperature, a programmable thermostat lets you adjust your desired temperatures at various times throughout the day.
This way you can adjust the device to increase the temperature in your home while you’re scheduled to be at work, and also program the device to return your home to your desired temperature by the time you normally return home.
A programmable thermostat will pay for itself rather quickly, and you can enjoy a comfortable home throughout the day. All while keeping your system running smoothly and not overworked.
If you don’t already have a programmable thermostat in your home, Sunstate Mechanical Contractors highly recommend one. We can help you find a leading edge programmable thermostat that is user-friendly and totally customizable. We will gladly help you determine the best possible option for you and your family.
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It’s time for you to be comfortable and improve your home’s overall energy efficiency.