These days, there is only one direction that energy prices are consistently heading – and that’s up! Consequently, as a budget and perhaps even environmentally conscious consumer, you like to take action and keep your costs down to a dull roar – and if it reduces your carbon footprint as a result, bonus.
If you have been reading and paying attention to earlier postings, you will know that often simple and regular maintenance on your home’s heating and cooling systems can make a difference. And not only how your system functions well and even efficiently when most needed, but you might also extend its life by doing so.
After everything else is examined, take a look at your system’s thermostat – the device that controls the functions of your home’s heating and cooling requirements.
Now, is this all-important device in the best possible position to ensure optimum results? Placed where a builder thought it should go rather than where it would serve better may well be two independent schools of thought; only one will likely be correct. Remember, if the thermostat is placed on a cold, outside wall or is in fact too close to a heat or cooling producing register, the device’s efficiency and accuracy will most assuredly be affected. A professional residential, commercial and industrial company such as aplusair.ca Heating, Air Conditioning & Ventilation is a trusted resource for this project.
With the installation of a programmable thermostat you will save fuel and money. Set daily programmes to automatically raise and lower the temperature during peak and off-hours. You may also use this thermostat to avoid constant thermostat adjustments. Many devices also have the ability to set different settings for weekends when a household’s routine is often different than during a normal work/school week.
One heating adjustment you should always make is a reduction in the house’s temperature setting before you go to bed every night. This simple adjustment will soon show up in savings on your next utility bill.
One last thing; when you have a group of people coming into your home, reduce the thermostat setting. People tend to generate heat and a party can quickly raise a room’s temperature.
And now having said all this, it’s important to note that not all HVAC equipment is designed to have a set-back thermostat as part of it’s design application and in some cases, may even hinder performance such as in Air Handler applications. Furthermore, some systems such as the Carrier Infinity Control System has an adaptive recovery feature within it’s design. You want to make sure that your set-back settings do not conflict with the adaptive recovery feature. Before purchasing and installing a set-back programmable thermostat, always check with your HVAC provider to ensure your application can host this type of function.
At aplusair.ca Heating, Air Conditioning & Ventilation they want to help you make informed decisions when it comes to the comfort and enjoyment of your home. With expert staff and second-to-none service, they can provide all your residential, commercial or institutional heating and cooling solutions. For more information, visit www.aplusair.ca.