What temperature should I leave my thermostat on?

Your temperature settings will depend on your personal preferences as well as the time of the year. In summer, most homeowners maintain an average temperature between 75°- 80°, while winter thermostat temperatures are between 68°-72°. The smaller the variance between outdoor and indoor temperatures, the lower your energy bill will be.

Why should I change my filters on a regular basis?

Having your filters changed on a regular basis will ensure your system operates at peak levels and provide you with greater indoor air quality control. Changing your filters regularly will also minimize the amount of dust particles, germs, and allergens floating around your home. Consult with your Precision Heating & Air technician for suggested filters and replacement schedules for your unit.

Why shouldn’t I turn my AC thermostat off when I leave home?

While you may be tempted to turn your thermostat off in attempts to save money, it’s best to simply increase the temperature. This is because cooling your entire home can be a massive drain on your utilities. In most instances, it will take significantly more energy to get your home back to a comfortable temperature if you turn the unit off.

How often should I have preventative maintenance performed on my HVAC system?

It’s best to have your HVAC system serviced and checked at least two times every year by a qualified professional. The best times of the year are spring (before the AC season) and fall (before the heating season). During the maintenance check, your technician will inspect the most essential items in your unit to ensure efficiency and functionality.

Aside from changing air filters, what other maintenance can I perform on my HVAC system?

While professional maintenance is always suggested, there are a few things you can do to ensure your system is performing at an optimal level.

  • Make sure the outdoor unit is clear of weeds, clutter, and debris. It can and will reduce the airflow.
  • Keep your dogs, cats, and other pets away from the unit.
  • Be careful when using weed trimmers around the unit. Weed eaters can damage the wiring.

Should we close the registers and vents in parts of the home not being used on a regular basis?

Since every HVAC system is designed to cool a certain number of square feet, you shouldn’t close the registers or vents on the parts of your home not being used. Doing so may decrease and disrupt your system’s efficiency and airflow. This will cause your system to work harder to cool less space, which results in it cycling more and becoming less efficient.

Contact Precision Heating & Air

If you have questions, the expert team of professionals at Precision Heating & Air have answers. We have spent more than 30 years in the Atlanta area building trust and providing innovative solutions.

Contact Precision Heating & Air today by calling (770) 445-0870 or by completing the online form to schedule maintenance or to have your specific questions answered.