Updating Your Thermostat Can Transform Summer Cooling
Air conditioning can cost quite a lot to run, making summer an expensive time in a warm, humid climate like the one we have in Brisbane. Sometimes that means adjusting your thermostat that make your family members feel a lot less comfortable when you raise the temperature for long periods or even shut it off. There’s a better solution: upgrade your thermostat.
Although a new thermostat is not technically the part of an air conditioning system using the most energy, installing a new one with advanced programming options can make it easier for you to set temperatures efficiently without feeling uncomfortable.
Manual Thermostats are Outdated
Sometimes homeowners upgrade their air conditioners or install brand new units without update the thermostat. Manual thermostats without programming controls stay at the same temperature for long periods of time. Because of this, you may forget to update the setting when you leave home, or you may even turn off the system before you leave. The latter leads to an unbearably hot home when you return hours later.
Many newer thermostats are universal, meaning they work with many different brands and models. With a new, programmable thermostat, you can use energy efficiently and responsibly by pre-scheduling weekday and weekend settings according to your habits and work schedules. Take time to read the thermostat’s manual or ask one of Intagas’ technicians to show you how to use your new thermostat after it is installed.
Set the temperature to approximately 24° C. for comfortable daytime cooling when you are in the building. Raise the temperature by 2-4° when you are sleeping or are away for more than eight hours.
Consider a Wi-Fi Thermostat
Wi-Fi thermostats use smart home techonology to give you remote control over the temperature in your home. Your thermostat connects to the Wi-Fi in your home to communicate information to an application you can download on your phone, tablet and your computer.
What these advanced thermostats give you the ability while you are at work or on a holiday to check on the temperature inside your home and make adjustments for comfort, convenience and efficiency. Turn up the temperature during peak hours if you are worried about energy bills or lower it if you plan to come home earlier than expected. Wi-Fi thermostats even recognize your preferences over time and can adjust automatically to your schedule if you have and enable this feature.
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