At Cal Air, we want you to have a comfortable home. It is important for every home owner to understand how an air conditioning or heating system works and how to benefit from HVAC temperature settings. By learning more about your system, you will be able to enjoy comfort and cool air while the outside temperatures continue to climb. While every home has a different HVAC unit, HVAC temperature control remains the same. Read on to learn more about how you can care for your home with optimal temperature control.
Why Is Temperature Control Essential?
When you turn on your HVAC system, you must set the temperature. Most homes set their unit for around 68 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit to stay comfortable. The HVAC temperature setting dictates the coolness of the home. When you have your system set at this setting, you will have a unit that is continually operating. Your home will be cool, but you will be using massive amounts of energy to remain comfortable. This can be taxing to your unit as well as expensive to your pocketbook. By learning to better control the HVAC temperature in your home, you will save money and still benefit from quality cooling.
How Does The Unit Actually Work?
An HVAC system will take the indoor air and cool or heat this air by passing it through the evaporator coil. The air is then placed back in the home, cooler or hotter than before. The thermostat setting tells the unit how long to function. The system will continue to provide cool or hot air until the desired temperature is reached. You may be wondering If you set the unit at a lower setting, say 64 degrees Fahrenheit, that the home will cool quicker than if set on 77 degrees Fahrenheit. This is not true. The system will need to work longer and harder when it is set at a lower temperature. The unit will be able to reach the higher temperature quicker, without having to overwork, which can be hard on the system.
How Does The Heat Pump Come In To Play?
When the HVAC system operates, it blows the fan once the heat pump stops. The heat pump stops once the system reaches the desired temperature in the home. The energy usage at this point is only connected to the fan which will run without the heat pump. The heat pump only starts back up once the temperature changes in the home.
What Is The Ideal HVAC Temperature In The Home?
Our technicians at Cal Air can help you to learn how to set your unit to the ideal temperature for not only a comfortable home but also a lower utility bill and less stress on your system. You should know that an increase in temperature setting will not reduce the comfort level in the home. Based on information from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, the ideal setting for temperature in the home is between 74.3 and 78 degrees during the summer months.
If you set your unit on 75 degrees Fahrenheit, you can save on your utility bill as well as have a comfortable space while the temperatures outside are super-hot. To help circulate the air and provide further comfort, you can use ceiling fans.
On top of HVAC temperature setting, air conditioning and heating maintenance is also required. Our team of technicians is highly qualified to help with regular maintenance service. When you contact our office at Cal Air, we can set up a standard maintenance package to keep your HVAC unit in check. Let us provide the essential cooling services you need for a comfortable home during the hot summer months.
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