If you’re using a thermostat in your Chula Vista, CA home, you might be making some common mistakes that could be negatively impacting your comfort and energy efficiency. Here are four thermostat mistakes you may be making and how to avoid them.
1. Not Consulting the Troubleshooting Guide
Each thermostat has a troubleshooting guide that can help you resolve common issues. If your thermostat isn’t working properly, take the time to consult the guide before calling for repairs.
2. Installing Where There’s an Atypical Temperature
Install thermostats in a central location in your home where they can get an accurate temperature reading. Putting it in a room that’s typically a different temperature than the rest of your house will give inaccurate readings and cause your system to cycle on and off more frequently.
3. Not Properly Setting the Thermostat
An air conditioning system operates based on the thermostat’s temperature settings. Setting the temperature too low means the system will work harder to achieve the desired temperature, leading to higher energy bills. Conversely, the home will be less comfortable with a setting that’s too high.
4. Cranking Up the AC
It can be tempting to crank up the air conditioning to cool things down quickly. However, this can strain your system and cause it to break down. It’s better to set the temperature a few degrees lower than usual and let the system run for a while to cool things down gradually.
If you avoid these four common thermostat mistakes, you’ll be able to improve your home’s comfort level while saving money on your energy bills. Contact West Coast Heating, Air Conditioning and Solar if you need help with your thermostat, improving the indoor air quality of your home, and a variety of other issues. We’ll assist you in making the necessary adjustments to keep your home comfortable throughout the year.
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