At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Bountiful’

Potential Causes of Short Cycling

Monday, May 30th, 2016

If you’ve ever talked to an air conditioning specialist, they’ll tell you that short cycling is a serious concern. It means that the air conditioner turns on, then off again very quickly, only to turn on again a few minutes later and so on.  Short cycling is a big issue because the system uses much more energy starting up and shutting down that it does simply running.  That translates to higher than normal monthly bills, wasted energy, and strain on your system that could eventually lead to a serious breakdown.

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Effective Uses of Programmable Thermostats

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Most thermostats these days have basic programming functions, and if they don’t you may seriously want to think about upgrading yours. (In particular, if you have an older mercury-switch thermostat, you need to make a change immediately.) Programmable thermostats offer a great deal of convenience, allowing you to activate the temperature even when you’re not around. But they can also save you money by helping to reduce the use of your air conditioner, lowering your monthly bills and the risk of a more serious breakdown in equal measures. Generally speaking, the more advanced your thermostat, the more money-saving options you have, but even basic programmable thermostats can save you money. Here are some methods for you to consider.

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