Debunking Popular Myths About Thermostats

Your thermostat may be small, but it plays a big role in your indoor comfort. It can also affect your monthly energy bills. Despite being a helpful tool, there are still some myths and misconceptions surrounding thermostats.

A trusted heating and air conditioning service provider busts some of the most popular myths about thermostats below:

Raising the temperature on the thermostat will help cool or heat your home faster.

Setting your unit at an extremely low or high temperature will not cool or heat it faster. Your heating and cooling equipment will produce the same amount of heat or conditioned air no matter the thermostat setting. it doesn’t matter how low or high you set the thermostat. 

Adjusting the thermostat by one degree won’t affect your energy bills.

The truth is, changing your thermostat setting even by just one degree can affect your monthly energy bills. Every degree of difference can lower or raise your costs by 1%.  

The thermostat is malfunctioning if your home isn’t reaching your preferred temperature. 

One of the first things people blame when they experience difficulty cooling or heating their spaces is the thermostat. However, it’s not usually the thermostat, but rather your HVAC system that’s having issues. It’s best to contact a local heating and air conditioning company if you have problems with your equipment. You should also check your windows and doors for drafts. 

You can place your thermostat anywhere in the house. 

Where you install your thermostat matters, as the location can affect its performance. The placement of your thermostat can help you control your home’s temperature. If you have at least one cooling zone, consider getting multiple thermostats. 

Whether you need a heating repair or a new air conditioner, McMaster is here to help. Give us a call at (949) 481-7995 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve clients around Irvine and Orange County, CA.