Are you using the central air conditioning system with heat and cool feature? If yes, then you would know how it feels when your home is not appropriately cool or warm. In such a case, you can probably move straight to the thermostat when finding that your home is not properly cool or warm as it should be. By pressing the thermostat button, you can send cool or warm air all through the home. In any air conditioner, a thermostat is the primary control that helps you in regulating the heating and cooling of your home.
Most of us are well aware of what actually a thermostat does but many don’t know about how it works. Here, our experts will guide you how a thermostat works in an air conditioning unit and how you can save energy:
How Thermostat Works?
There are two kinds of thermostats – electronic and electromechanical thermostat. Electronic thermostat is easier to understand. It works just like a computer, using sensors to determine if the thermostat has been set at the right temperature and whether your home is holding the perfect cooling or heating inside. These thermostats comprise Wi-Fi and programmable settings so to help you set a different temperature for day and night, even when you are not at home.
In an electromechanical thermostat, there is a metal strip or a bi-metal coil. When the temperature is changed, this strip or coil is moved, thus triggering a vial comprising mercury to tilt to one side. The mercury starts to flow to one end of the vial, indicating that the cooling or heating has turned on.
Keep in mind that frequent changes in thermostat can let your system to work extra hours, thus wasting a lot of energy. So, you need to have appropriate control over the thermostat in order to conserve both money and energy.
How to Set Right Temperature to Save Energy?
Below, our experts will give some useful information on how to save energy with right temperature setting:
Identify the Temperature Outside
It’s obvious that when your thermostat controls the inside temperature of the home, it is actually fighting against the outside temperature. By this we mean that if there is a huge difference between the outdoor and indoor temperature, your air conditioner will have to work harder to reach the desired temperature, thus consuming more energy.
To reduce your electricity bill, you need to monitor the outside temperature. Regulate the AC thermostat as nearest to that number as possible so to preserve energy whilst maintaining a calm atmosphere inside.
If you are feeling burning hot or freezing cold, you may be excited to set the temperature of the thermostat that can instantly increase or decrease the temperature. This might help you feel comfortable quickly. But, do you know how much energy your system will consume at once? It is suggested to stay calm while trying to let your home reaching the right temperature. Prevent unnecessary cooling or heating your home and try to set the appropriate temperature gradually.
Try to Use Programmable Features
Some air conditioner models have built-in Wi-Fi involving electronic thermostat. These ACs allow you to take advantage of this feature. With this, you can set thermostat according to the temperature which is closer to the outside, particularly when you are away while it can switch back once you return home.
Prefer Energy Saving Options
If you really want to conserve energy so to reduce electricity bill, then you should try the following:
- Use fireplace or woolen blankets so to add warmth and avoid using additional energy in winters
- In the hot summer season, fans can aid in circulating air inside. While using a fan with the air conditioning system, you can avoid lowering the thermostat so to reduce electricity consumption.
Keep Scheduled Maintenance of the AC System
In order to let your air conditioning system work longer without wasting energy, you need to have its scheduled maintenance twice a year. Clean dirty air filters, coils and area around the compressor so AC can work appropriately. You can call for a professional technician from our online store to perform its maintenance service.
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