When you’re away from home, either at work on vacation, it’s never a good idea to leave your HVAC unit running full blast. That’s where programmable thermostats come in handy. The air conditioning contractors at American Air Heating & Cooling have created a quick guide to help you better understand programmable thermostats. As you’ll see, they’re an easy way to save money and get more life out of your air conditioning unit.

  1. What do they do? Programmable thermostats are designed to automatically adjust the temperature in you home. You’ll put in programmed settings based on the times of the day when you need things to be warmer or cooler. You’re in control and can set your air conditioner to run less while you’re away and crank back up when you’re on the way home.
  2. What do you do before you leave? Don’t shut off your unit’s system altogether. If you do, the compressor in your air conditioning system will have to work harder to cool your house down later. This puts a lot of wear and tear on your system. Instead, set the programmable thermostat at a higher temperature during the day. If you’re going out of town, pick a temperature and place a hold for the number of days you’ll be gone.
  3. Do the built-in timers work? Programmable thermostats absolutely work! They are relatively inexpensive and work great. Choose professional installation from licensed air conditioning contractors to make sure you have the right model and wiring for your home.

Ready to switch to a programmable thermostat? In Rock Hill, SC, American Air Heating & Cooling is the place to call. Our air conditioning contractors have over 20 years of service in all types of HVAC repairs.