When To Adjust Your Air Conditioning Temperatures

Modify for household routines

If you have kiddos heading back to school for example, your household routine may change over time. Whenever you have fewer people home during the day, for any reason, it’s best to adjust your thermostat. Increasing your air conditioning temperatures could save you money!

In northwestern Florida, we at Mills Heating and Air know summer weather doesn’t end when the school bus arrives. We have another few months of “summer.” Did you know, if you raise the temperature on your thermostat from 70 to 76 degrees, you can practically reduce your operating costs by half!

Fans Benefit Air Conditioning Temperatures

Another method of reducing wear and tear on your air conditioner is to use a ceiling fan. You can run a ceiling fan with the air conditioner, and set the air conditioning temperatures a few degrees above normal.

For example, if you set your thermostat to 76 or 75 degrees, the breeze from the fan will create the feeling of 74-73 degrees. You’ll reduce your fuel costs around 15 to 20 percent.

Service Your AC Unit for Best Air Conditioning Temperatures

To work at peak efficiency, it’s critical to provide routine maintenance for your air conditioner and other HVAC equipment. Ideally, appointments happen in the spring, prior to the hottest weather.

A second tune-up or service visit should take place in the fall, after the hottest weather. This identifies any areas of concern, due to wear and tear or external factors. External circumstances could include severe weather damage, salt air corrosion or fallout from a power surge.

By servicing your AC unit in the late summer or early fall, you’re catching issues before they become repair needs or worse, breakdowns. If you haven’t serviced yours, don’t worry! It’s not too late!

Regular service is an ideal situation and typically preserves manufacturer warranties. At Mills Heating and Air, we’re not here to judge! We want to help you any way we can, when it comes to comfortable air conditioning temperatures.

Control Air Conditioning Temperatures with a Programmable Thermostat

HVAC technology continues to advance. One of the more recent changes marketed to homeowners is programmable thermostats. If you have an older model with a dial, call Mills Heating and Air. We’d love to share with you the options for a modern thermostat.

A programmable thermostat allows you to identify patterns for weekday and weekend living. For example, if there’s no one home during the day, the air conditioning temperatures can be set higher.

Programming allows you to turn the temperature down around 4 p.m., when kids or homeowners are arriving home. You can program it to adjust to a different level overnight. A weekend setting could look different from the weekday.

Some models include a “vacation mode”, so you’re not losing money while you’re away. Various models include a variety of other features, of course. Schedule a visit with a Mills technician to learn more.

Let Mills Tackle Air Conditioning Temperatures

Since 1984, Mills Heating and Air has helped customers in northwestern Florida with various air conditioning service, repair and installation needs.

We know Florida weather, and we can help control air conditioning temperatures in your home. Call us when you need service, repair or if you need an air conditioner.

Concerned about finances? Don’t be – Mills Heating and Air offers multiple financing options. By spreading out payments, your household budget stays intact. We want you to enjoy increased comfort, less humidity and lower energy bills today.

Not ready to replace? Mills can service and repair any brand. Contact Mills Heating & Air to discuss air conditioner and indoor air quality options. For lower bills, call Mills!

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