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As the warm weather of summer approaches, it’s time to start thinking about your home’s cooling system. When temperatures rise, it’s important to be sure that your system is in excellent shape. By scheduling preventative maintenance in advance, you can be sure that your HVAC system will be able to keep your home comfy and cool all summer long. The professionals at Vredevoogd Heating and Cooling can take a closer look at your system to ensure that it’s in great shape for the hot months ahead.

The Role of Your Thermostat

You probably think about the condenser and other elements of your cooling system when it comes to proper operation. But your air conditioner is just one part of the overall equation. The thermostat also plays an important role in keeping your home nice and cool. The Department of Energy recommends that you keep your thermostat set to around 78 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months. If you use this setting, you’re likely to save a bundle every month on your energy bill.

Keep in mind that huge jumps in temperature can raise your bills, and it can also decrease the cooling system’s performance. If 78 degrees is too hot, slowly adjust it by lowering the thermostat one degree at a time. If you’re thinking of getting a new thermostat, our experts can offer professional advice about the best choice for your home. Analog thermostats are common, but today’s programmable and smart thermostats are a better choice. With these types of thermostats, you’ll have much better control over the temperature inside your home.

A programmable and smart thermostat will allow you to set the temperature based on your personal schedule. These modern thermostats can tweak temperatures based on your activity and personal preference. They do all the thinking for you and even make the airflow adjustments based on whenever you’re home or when you’re away. It’s a great way to regulate indoor temperatures without wasting power.

Although the main components of any heating and cooling system are extremely important, don’t neglect your thermostat! If you think it may be time for a replacement, consider getting something more modern that has programmable options. Keep the temperatures at a reasonable level so you can keep your home cool and comfortable this summer without spending a fortune.

Whether your indoor air issue is comfort, health, energy or protection, Vredevoogd Heating & Cooling serving the Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Kalamazoo areas has your solution. Contact us today at 616-828-5126 to schedule an appointment or request an estimate.

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