With the hot summer months now bearing down on us, we want to remind our friends and customers of the importance of making a few adjustments on your AC thermostat. These simple steps can make a significant difference on your cooling bills. During the warmest months of the summer, even the most up- to-date AC units can account for 40% or more of your utility bills. With simple adjustments to your thermostat, you can put money in your pocket each month. For every degree below 78 degrees you set your system, you will save up to 9% on your utility bill. So, a setting of 74 degrees will increase your monthly bill by a whopping 36%!
If you feel you must have a cooler indoor temperature while you are home, try a setting of 78 degrees while you are away from your home. The challenge there, if you have an older thermostat, is to remember to raise the setting as you leave for an extended period of time. To solve that problem, the professionals at Cogburn’s Heating and Air recommend a programmable thermostat. If you do not have a programmable model, our Cogburn’s techs can quickly and professionally install one. The cost of this installation is made up in no time with savings on your utility bill. And, older thermostats may no longer be regulating your inside temperature properly, thereby causing inefficient AC operation. The programmable features allow you set pre-set the temperature for an indefinite amount of time, thus eliminating the worry and hassle of trying to remember to manually adjust the temperature.
We find some homeowners who do have a perfectly good programmable model are not taking advantage of using it. That is simply throwing money away each month. When you call Cogburn’s for your summer check up, our techs can program your thermostat for you.
Finally, remember a ceiling or floor fan can make your room feel 4-8 degrees cooler. So, if you turn on your fan and set your system at 78 degrees, your room will feel like a comfortable 74 degrees. And, a fan will use little more electricity than a 75 watt bulb.
Cogburn’s Heating and Air is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We have been the leader in HVAC service and installation in the greater Denton area since 1999. We have an “A” Better Business Bureau rating and we are experts on all brands. Call us today at 866-523-8762