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Don’t Fight Over the Thermostat This Holiday Season

hand setting a thermostat down to 62 degrees

The holidays are quickly approaching, so we understand the desire to start booking travel plans and get the spare rooms ready for the family. It’s an exciting time of year, and for many of us they’re the opportunity to get gifts, cook a delicious meal, and catch up with relatives and friends you haven’t seen in a while.

For many of us who live in the Boca Raton area, our homes are a luxury destination for friends and family. After a cold winter they get to enjoy some time in the sun and some warmth. However, this can lead to constant fights over the thermostat which is bad news for everyone.

This blog is going to be full of some tips and tricks to help limit the fighting over the thermostat, especially with some more kids in the house this season. Don’t forget that if your thermostat is unresponsive, you should call our team for AC service in Boca Raton, FL.

Don’t Set the Thermostat Too Low

When the cold-weather family arrives to stay at your house, there might be a bit of a tussle over the thermostat. Since our weather is a lot warmer than the weather up north, it might be completely normal for them to turn the thermostat a lot lower to give them the cold comfort they’re used to. However, this can be pretty bad for your AC.

Air conditioners are not designed to cool spaces like a refrigerator. You can’t set the thermostat to 40 or 50 degrees and let the system cool it that far. This just doesn’t happen. An air conditioner is designed to cool your entire home only a few degrees below the outside temperature, up to 20 degrees Fahrenheit to be precise.

So, any temperature setting that reaches too far down will cause your air conditioner to run longer with no real benefit in the comfort of your home. Make sure you have a conversation with your cold-weather relatives about the right way to set your thermostat!

Is the Thermostat Unresponsive?

Uh oh, the thermostat isn’t working at all! What are you going to do?

That was a rhetorical question, the answer is clearly to call a professional from our team to have the problem addressed. The thermostat is the brain of an HVAC system and it’s required for the unit to function at all. Our team can provide fast and reliable repairs to your thermostat and air conditioner, so don’t panic!

Invest Today in a Smart Thermostat

Are you tired of the kids constantly changing the thermostat because there’s just one central unit located in your home? Well, with a smart thermostat upgrade, that could be a thing of the past!

For starters, smart thermostats can be trolled via a smartphone with a Wi-Fi connection. This means that no matter what the kids do, you always have control over the temperature with the source of that control being located in your pocket. And, smart thermostats can have parental settings set up so that everything is protected from the kids who would normally run rampant on an analog thermostat.

So, do yourself a favor and make your life easier with a smart thermostat upgrade.

Seaside Air Services is your reliable local team for AC and thermostat services. Contact us today!

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