Springtime is here to start warming things up in Fredericksburg, Kerrville, and the surrounding area. Of course, things never get too cold in this part of Texas, but you will notice it getting warmer sooner than later. In order to stay comfortable — and help keep your utility bills down — it is time to adjust your thermostat for the spring.
In Fredericksburg in particular, the spring brings an average daily temperature of about 80 degrees Fahrenheit. However, this average is not exactly indicative of how hot it can actually feel on a spring day. Direct sunlight exposure, being around concrete and asphalt, or being within an enclosed space will all likely make you feel hotter.
To keep you and your family comfortable in the peak hours of the day, our team of HVAC technicians from 72 Degrees Air Conditioning & Heating suggest you set your thermostat around 75 degrees. This setting should prevent your air conditioner from overworking itself throughout the day. Also, you will feel cooler from the air circulation, even though the set temperature might not be that much colder than the outside temperature. Of course, you may want to adjust it up or down by a degree or two depending on your preference.
Here are a few other hints to keep in mind when adjusting your thermostat for a warm spring:
- Raising the set temperature by a degree may be virtually unnoticeable by your sense of temperature — yes, we have more than five senses — but it will probably make a healthy difference on your energy bills by the end of spring.
- You can program your thermostat to allow the heat to climb up by ten or so degrees when you are away from home for a long period of time. This will save you even more money. Just remember to not allow too large of a temperature rise if you have pets in your home, or sensitive electronics that could be affected by heat. Also, remember to program your thermostat to begin lowering the temperature about an hour before you plan to be home.
- You can save your thermostat some work by setting your fans to rotate counterclockwise in the warm weather. This adjustment creates an air vortex that swirls air downward, cooling the space with wind chill.
Comprehensive Air Conditioning Services in Fredericksburg & Kerrville
Sometimes the springtime gets quite warm in this part of Texas, and your air conditioner might not be ready for it. Before temperature spikes become more frequent, call (830) 302-3140 to connect with 72 Degrees Air Conditioning & Heating. Our expert HVAC techs can discuss a variety of services we offer to make certain your AC unit and the thermostat are functioning properly — and all at competitive prices we know your wallet will love!