Is Your Thermostat Use Hurting Your AC Efficiency?

Fort Collins—like most of Northern Colorado— is known for its winter wonderland scene, but summers in this part of the state can heat up to an extreme. When the heat wave arrives, you love to blast the AC to keep your family comfortable…but are you killing your AC efficiency?

If you’ve noticed a spike in your energy bill since the summer started, this could be why.

#1 Thermostat Mistake That’s Hurting Your Energy Efficiency

Are you turning your AC on full blast when the temperatures soar above 85 degrees? Most homeowners don’t realize that by turning your thermostat down to the lowest setting, you’re not actually achieving a cooler, more comfortable home. Instead, you’re forcing your AC system to work harder to produce the same results. It’s a waste of energy—here’s how to fix it.

Choose a reasonable AC temperature.

No matter what thermostat you have, you should always choose a reasonable temperature setting. At most, a typical AC system is only able to cool off a home about 20 to 25 degrees cooler than the outdoors. To ensure efficiency, set your temperature between 70 to 75 degrees.

Set your programmable thermostat.

If you’re really looking to save on energy costs, set your programmable thermostat to automatically get warmer when you’re away from the home. Ideally, this setback will only be about 5 to 10 degrees warmer than your “comfort” temperature. This simple change can save your energy costs and extend your AC’s lifespan,

Install a programmable thermostat (if you don’t already own one!).

Wondering whether or not you need to invest in a new thermostat? Many homes in Fort Collins still use mercury thermostats—which can be hazardous to the environment—and many others still have standard digital units. If you’re looking for the latest and greatest programmable thermostat model to install in your Fort Collins or Denver home, we can help. This year, programmable thermostats are surprising more affordable and can fit into any lifestyle. Installation is simple—what are you waiting for? 

Good Guys Home Services: Programmable Thermostat Installation in Fort Collins, CO

Need a new thermostat? Choose Good Guys Home Services—the Fort Collins programmable thermostat installation experts. You won’t have to fret about your cooling system’s performance ever again. Our HVAC professionals can also perform regular AC maintenance like tune-ups, inspections, cleanings, repairs, and more at the start of every season. Plus, we have raving reviews from neighbors and past customers all over Northern Colorado.

We are here to help with all of your heating and cooling needs throughout the year. Contact us today to schedule a maintenance appointment. Want to chat with a technician? Give us a call today at (970) 818-8008—we can’t wait to speak with you!

We offer year-round HVAC services for heating, cooling, and more throughout Northern Colorado. Located in Fort Collins, we also serve the following areas: Loveland, Ault, Greeley, Denver, Windsor, Boulder, and Longmont, Colorado.

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