We know it: the weather in San Antonio can be extreme sometimes. However, you should still pay attention not to set your thermostat too low on hot days. In today’s blog, we explain the reason why.
Why You Shouldn’t Set Your Thermostat Too Low
When temperatures are high (as is often the case in San Antonio), taking the thermostat to its lowest settings can be really tempting.
However, you should keep in mind that this may end up causing damage to your AC.
For example, if the temperature outside hits 90 degrees, and you set your thermostat to 60, you are basically asking your unit to perform the impossible.
Your AC may reach that temperature, but it will turn off only for a few minutes because it will have to stay on all the time in order to maintain that level of coolness.
What To Do Instead
Needless to say, the process described above puts a lot of strain on the components of your system and may lead to breakdowns and costly repairs.
To avoid overloading your unit, remember this rule of thumb: never set your thermostat more than 20 degrees lower than the temperature outside.
So, in the example above, if the temperature outside is 90 degrees, the lower setting for your thermostat should be 70 degrees. If the temperature hits 80 degrees, then the lower setting should be 60, and so on.
Here are some tips to keep your home cooler without putting a strain on your air conditioning:
- Use fans to improve ventilation.
- Install energy-efficient window coverings.
- Seal any air leaks to improve the efficiency of your AC.
- Change your filters as necessary.
Zero Heating AC and Refrigeration: the Best In San Antonio, TX
Whether you need to repair or replace your AC unit, or any of its many components, Zero Heating AC and refrigeration and Refrigeration is your best option in San Antonio, Texas.
Contact us today using our website, by telephone (210-900-0824), or through our social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter and to schedule a repair or to get a free estimate. We also offer financing plans for your convenience.