- Posted by Mike
- On February 23, 2017
- ACE Home Services, air conditioning, savings, Summer
Phoenix is known for its warm weather, especially during the summer. This pushes many residents to set their thermostats to lower temperatures than they may actually need.
Are You Setting Your Thermostat Too Low?
Setting the thermostat too low can have negative consequences, affecting the health of your cooling system while raising your energy costs.
Lower Doesn’t Mean Faster
There is a common misconception that lowering the temperature on your thermostat will push your A/C to cool your home faster. Simply said, this is false. Your air conditioning system cools at one speed. The pace at which it cools your home is not affected by the setting on your thermostat. Pushing your A/C to run at lower temperatures can affect its efficiency and overall performance.
Costly Problems Can Develop Over Time
If you constantly run your A/C at low temperatures without performing proper maintenance or giving it any breaks, your system will develop problems over time. Some of these problems result in:
- Decreased lifespan of your air conditioner due to overuse
- Lowered efficiency due to excessive use, resulting in breakdowns
- Wearing down your system due to frequent and costly repairs
Already Experiencing Issues?
If you are already experiencing some of these issues, call ACE Home Services immediately. We will work around the clock to find a solution to preserve the health and performance of your A/C. We want you to get the most out of your air conditioner this summer. Call us today and ask about how we can help keep your home cool, without lowering your thermostat!