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When the temperature outside is climbing higher, many people are tempted to turn their thermostat down a few degrees to combat the heat. It may be tempting to make your home feel like a winter wonderland inside when the temperatures outside are rising. However, too many homeowners have the temperature set far too low inside their home. This one mistake could be costing you more on your energy bills at the end of the month and causing too much wear and tear on the unit.

How can you tell if your thermostat is set too low for the local area? Here are a few of the most common mistakes people make when they turn down their thermostat. See if you are guilty of these errors and then find a solution that can help you save more money!

Turning Down the Thermostat to Cool Down Faster

Rising temperatures often make you feel like your home should be even cooler than usual. This prompts many homeowners to turn their thermostat down a few more degrees to help things along. They reason that it can cool their home down faster, but you may find that this isn’t the truth. You are simply causing more strain on your air conditioner.

No matter what temperature you set your thermostat at, the blower speed is going to be exactly the same. The air conditioner can achieve smaller temperature changes much faster because it requires less work. However, setting a larger change isn’t going to make the fan move any faster. Avoid setting the thermostat forty degrees lower than usual in an attempt to cool down your home. Not only will it not work, but you will waste precious energy attempting to do so.

Leaving Your Thermostat the Same All Day

Did you know that installing a programmable thermostat could save you up to $180 per year? A programmable thermostat allows you to change the temperature during two key parts of the day: at night while you sleep and the eight-hour stretch when you’re at work. During these times, your thermostat should be set approximately seven degrees higher than it is when you’re at home and awake. This can help to prevent excess wear and tear on the machine as it attempts to cool the home even though no one is available to enjoy it.

Changing the Thermostat Frequently

The air conditioning unit has just turned off, but you realized that things are still feeling a little warm. You may be tempted to turn the thermostat down a few more degrees, but you should be cautioned against it. Forcing the air conditioner to kick-start itself over and over again wastes energy and causes significant wear and tear on the machine.

Overall, it is best to choose one consistent temperature for your home and to only change it when you will be away for long periods of time. Most people prefer a temperature in the mid- to upper-seventies to help reduce wear on their unit and still allow them to be comfortable. A good rule of thumb is to set the thermostat to a temperature that is as warm as you can tolerate.

When you want to help your air conditioner stay in top shape, you need one of the best air conditioning companies in San Antonio. Classic Air Conditioning and Heating can help you to make the most of your cool air this season!

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Karrie Mikle
Karrie Mikle
2022-05-06
Everyone I have dealt with at Classic over the last several years always go the extra mile with customer service. Reliable, pleasant and knowledgeable team - especially JOEY SCALA!
Sarah Rogers
Sarah Rogers
2022-05-03
Eddie, Isaac and saul did amazing work, talked to me about everything, and made sure they installed my new ac properly. Thank yall so much!
CHERYL SCHILLINGS
CHERYL SCHILLINGS
2022-04-18
William Bragg
William Bragg
2022-04-08
We've been using Classic Air Conditioning & Heating Services for the past five years to include Installation of new units (flawless by the way), bi-annual check-ups that are scheduled and carried out without a second thought on my part, and in emergencies (backed up drain in the bathroom with a response time in under 24 hours to troubleshoot the problem). Their technicians are master's at their craft, personable, and cut to the chase on his service calls. I never feel like I'm being given the run around or a sales pitch with this company. Today, Mitchell Wesch went above and beyond walking us through what was happening and provided a multitude of options and expected timelines for future repairs. Once again, a great example of exemplary customer service. He was able to troubleshoot the problem with zero delay. We're ready for the Texas summer, and are already looking forward to the next scheduled service call. Thank you Classic Services for keeping our home healthy and happy.
Sondra Von Gyllenband
Sondra Von Gyllenband
2022-04-08
These folks are kind and helpful. They will above and beyond to assist. They make sure what needs to be done is done. Sondra
Lexie Gillotti
Lexie Gillotti
2022-04-06
Theresa did an amazing job! She informed me about everything she was doing and took extra pictures so I could have them for my record. She was quick but still answered all my questions. She definitely saved the day when my condensor froze over on the coldest day of the year, leaving my family in the cold. She was out at my house within the hour and had everything fixed in minutes.
MARIE ORTEGA
MARIE ORTEGA
2022-03-29
Very professional presentation and very very quick arrival day Same Day to our needs much better than anyone in San Antonio, very disappointed with services from San Antonio. Importantly corrected our problem in same day. Took their time and gave advice and great great pricing. Won’t go anywhere else. Will always consider local businesses instead.
Jeffrey Fields
Jeffrey Fields
2022-03-26
Jan Smith
Jan Smith
2022-03-10
Stephanie Corona
Stephanie Corona
2022-02-23
Well, once again, Classic comes to the rescue. I am on their yearly maintenance plan and yesterday Nate showed up for a late afternoon service call. Nate was professional, friendly and knowledgeable. This company never ceases to impress me. From the person that answers the phone to the people that come out to help. ALWAYS on time, responsive and caring. GREAT JOB NATE!!!
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