Lower doesn’t mean faster…..

We have all been there, its hotter then blazes outside and we come home to a house that’s 80+ degrees so we quickly look at our air conditioner thermostat and crank it down to 69 degrees thinking that it will cool down FASTER!!! Unfortunately this is NOT the case, Simply turning down your thermostat below your comfort point will not make it cool down any faster. The air conditioner is designed to lower the temperature in the house at one speed. Lowering it that low will just make the poor unit run much more longer then necessary and in some cases can cause the air conditioner to “ice up”. If you find yourself in this situation the best thing to do is set your thermostat only 3-4 degrees cooler that what the current temperatures is in your home and let the air conditioner do the work. If it is still to warm in the house for your comfort level, wait about half an hour to give the air conditioner a rest and then lower it again. You can also purchase a programmable thermostat that will cool and heat your house on a preset schedule. If you would like to get more information on what products are currently available and what might work best for you, please call our office at (520) 622-2909.

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