Setting Your Home Thermostat

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Do you find yourself in a constant battle with your family over the thermostat? One person wants an Arctic-like chill, while another prefers to stay cozy even in the midst of Arizona’s scorching summers. We understand the struggle and want to debunk some AC myths to cool down the battleground. We believe in separating fact from fiction regarding AC and your home’s comfort. Allow us to share how we’ve debunked some common myths, helping you find the perfect balance:

  1. Cool your home faster by turning the thermostat way down – No matter the setting, your AC unit will run at the same pace. Whether you set your thermostat to 72°F or 62°F, the cooling system will work at the same speed to reach the desired temperature. The only difference is that by setting it to a lower temperature, you risk overcooling your home and wasting energy.

  2. The larger the AC unit the better it works – You’ll wear out a larger unit much faster if it’s too big for your home. The compressor will be forced to turn on and off quickly; this uses more electricity and shortens its lifespan. At Dukes of Air, we specialize in finding the perfect size for your home’s square footage.

  3. Save energy by turning off the AC when you’re not home – Turning your unit off means it will need to work that much harder to cool your home to your comfort level. It’s best to adjust the thermostat a few degrees rather than a total shut-down.

  4. Air conditioning causes summer colds – Viruses cause colds, not AC. It’s possible you’re dealing with allergies and a clean filter or duct cleaning is a great option.

  5. Air filters only need to be replaced annually – Air filters need to be changed regularly to keep your unit running efficiently and the air flowing properly.

  6. Use your old AC unit until it breaks and then get it replaced – Although a new efficient unit will cost upfront, you’ll save money and not pay for needless repairs on a unit that costs more to run due to inefficiency.

  7. You can put the Thermostat anywhere in your home; location doesn’t matter – A central location in your home, away from heat/cooling sources, will give the best temperature reading.

  8. Keep rooms cooler with fans – Fans can cool you down, but not your room. They do not affect air temperature.

  9. Close vents in unused rooms to save money and energy – Doing this causes pressure to build in your ducts, affects the air distribution and makes your unit work harder.

  10.  Your air conditioner will run/cycle less with the ceiling fans on all the time – Again, fans don’t change the air temperature, they circulate. They don’t aid in your AC unit to work efficiently.

  11.   A newer AC unit doesn’t need regular checkups; it’s a waste of time and money – Checkups mean you can keep your new unit running efficiently for as long as possible or even extend the lifespan.

Now that you’ve seen the myths busted and why, try some of these points and see how it changes your utility bill and comfort level this summer. Are you having AC and Plumbing problems in the East Valley? Give us a call and we will send our Super Techs to solve the problem right away. None compare with Dukes of Air!

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