The first thermostat was invented in 1886, but it was only in the 1940s that people began to use thermostats in their homes. This means that people during those days regulate the temperature by trucking down to where the unit is located, and manually adjust its performance by stoking coal, calibrating the valves and positioning the damper.
Lucky for us—we live an era where thermostats already play a big role in residential places. But it’s nothing if we are not using them correctly.
Are you automating the thermostat?
Everyone loves the money-saving feature of a well-used automated thermostat. It offers up to 10% saving on your annual heating and cooling cost. You just have to set the thermostat few notches lower or higher from the normal temperature at least 8 hours a day, depending on the times you won’t be home.
The most suitable thermostat setting for the winter is between 60 to 62 degrees and 78 to 80 degrees in the summer. This helps reduce the workload of your unit while helping cut the cost on your energy bill.
Are you setting the thermostat reasonably when arriving home?
Are you also guilty of battering the thermostat quickly when you arrive from work thinking that it will cool or warm your home fast? Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. If you set the thermostat instantly to 58 or 82 degrees so that heating or cooling will be quicker, you are only increasing your energy consumption because your unit needs to function longer to reach the setting.
Are you letting the thermostat do its job?
Did you know that your thermostat loses its efficiency if you keep on meddling on its operation? This is because you are making a constant stop-and-start operation of your furnace and A/C unit. When you know that the thermostat is set correctly, let it do its job.
Is your thermostat at the right location?
The location of your thermostat can greatly affect its operation. Be sure not to place your thermostat near doors and windows, too close to heat-emitting appliances or where it is directly hit by sunlight. These locations will make the thermostat generate false temperature readings.
Do You Have Any Questions With Your Thermostat?
Are you in Longview, TX or nearby communities and have issues with your thermostat and HVAC units? We’re pretty well-versed in this kind of business so don’t hesitate to give us a call at 903-218-7744 or fill out this form! Our technicians at Napps Cooling, Heating and Plumbing are always available to assist you with your needs.