Last updated 9 hours ago
With a conventional thermostat, finding the right temperature is always a struggle. On one hand, if you set the temperature too low, your air conditioner will be under immense stress and your energy bills will skyrocket. Alternatively, setting the temperature too high can leave your home feeling unbearably warm. With a 7-day programmable thermostat, you can avoid both pitfalls and keep your home comfortable. Here are some tips for programming your 7-day thermostat this summer:
Adjust Your Thermostat According to Your Work Schedule
Conventional thermostats often lead to high cooling costs because they cool evenly throughout the day. This means that when you are at work, your air conditioner is needlessly working hard to keep your home cool. With a programmable thermostat, you can set your thermostat so that it works hardest when you need it most. For example, you set your thermostat to 85 degrees while you are at work and have it switch to 78 degrees when you get home. This will ensure comfort when you need it without running up your energy bill.
Consider Your Weekend Schedule When Adjusting Your Thermostat
If you are planning on staying home all weekend, keeping your thermostat at an appropriate temperature is important in order to stay comfortable. If you are planning on making a trip, make sure to keep your thermostat up. Adjusting your thermostat and setting it at 85 degrees, for example, can save money and reduce energy consumption.
With summer on the way, homeowners across the country are bracing for high cooling costs. Fortunately, by practicing a few simple steps, you can dramatically reduce your cooling costs, leaving you more money to do the things you love. If you want to learn more about how you can make the most out of your programmable thermostat this summer, call Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. of Gaithersburg at (301) 825-9059.
Last updated 7 days ago
Getting the right temperature for your home can be difficult. This is especially true if you have a conventional thermostat. In this video you will learn three tips for getting the right room temperature.
Two-story homes are particularly problematic as they generally have a high temperature differential between the first and second floors. This is due to the fact that the thermostat is often located on the first floor. In order to rectify this issue, you could change the fan setting on your thermostat.
If you want to learn more about how you get the room temperature right in your home, watch the video provided above. And for all of your AC maintenance and repair needs, contact Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at (301) 825-9059. We proudly serve the greater Gaithersburg area.
Last updated 14 days ago
Few inventions have had more of an impact on modern civilization than central air conditioning. These days we often take air conditioning for granted, making it hard to imagine just how difficult life was before it was invented. Here is an abridged history of central air conditioning to help you appreciate this modern marvel.
The Origins of the Air Conditioner
The earliest air conditioner was little more than a supply of ice and a fan. In the 1830’s, Dr. John Gorrie built an air conditioner that included an ice-making machine and a mechanism for blowing air over the ice. Unfortunately, due to lack of funding, Gorrie’s air conditioner never really took off. One of the other major problems with this type of air conditioner is simply that it required far too much ice to operate.
The Beginning of the Modern Air Conditioner
In 1902 an engineer named Willis Carrier invented the first modern air conditioning system thanks to the development of alternating current motors. Although it was developed to control humidity, Carrier’s air conditioner worked in a similar fashion to today’s air conditioners. This early air conditioner produced cool air by blowing air past water-cooled coils. Carrier would later improve the model and added a central compressor to make the air conditioner’s size more manageable.
Today’s Air Conditioner
Carrier’s invention started a revolution. Thanks to air conditioning, workers were able to work in relative comfort regardless of the time of year. Air conditioners have also played an integral role in the development of mega cities in the Southwest where temperatures regularly exceed 100 degrees in the summer. Air conditioners today are more effective and efficient than ever before, providing comfort to families across the country.
If you would like to learn more how the air conditioner has changed over time, call Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at (301) 825-9059. We are Gaithersburg’s premier air conditioning maintenance and repair service. Contact us today to learn why!
Last updated 20 days ago
For much of the country, an HVAC system is absolutely essential to getting through the highs of summer and the lows of winter. Having to call an air conditioning repair service during the peak of the season can mean slower service and a higher price tag, but this can all be avoided by proper maintenance. However, is there a difference between caring for your HVAC system during the summer versus the winter? Find out by reading through the following overview of HVAC care:
You can save money and ensure that your system functions properly all season long by opting for bi-annual preventative HVAC maintenance with your contractor. Before the summer and winter seasons, a trained technician will come out and perform inspections, cleaning, and repair on the parts of your HVAC system that will be needed for the upcoming season.
No matter what season it is, you should be regularly replacing your air filter. A clogged filter forces the internal components of your furnace or air conditioner to work harder and reduces the efficiency of your HVAC system by up to 15 percent. Air conditioning filters are generally located along the return duct, but can be in walls or ceilings as well. The air filter for your furnace can be found inside the blower compartment.
Don’t turn a blind eye to your air conditioning unit or furnace. During the summer, you should regularly inspect your outside air conditioner for debris accumulation—sticks, leaves, dirt, etc.— that can clog the unit’s exterior vent. Look for rusted or corroded panels, or signs of leakage. In the winter, you will want to shift your focus to the furnace or other heating unit.
Keep your HVAC system humming along by scheduling preseason maintenance with Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Gaithersburg, MD. Call us at (301) 825-9059 for more information on how our expert technicians can take care of your heating, air conditioning, and air quality needs.
Last updated 28 days ago
As you are gearing up for the summer, be sure to schedule a yearly maintenance procedure for your HVAC system. To learn more about poor indoor air and saving money on your HVAC system this summer, please visit these sites:
The expert staff at Presidential Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. can provide you with installation and service for your HVAC system that will get you ready for the heat of summer. Call our Montgomery County location at (301) 825-9059 to learn more about our full range of heating and cooling services.