Due to safety precautions, it is highly recommended that you call us to handle your installation. The average cost to install a new thermostat is approximately $100 – $170. Click HERE to schedule an appointment with Champion Forest AC and Heating.
One of the many questions customers ask their technicians, regardless if they are installing a new thermostat or not, is “What is a good temperature to leave my air conditioning at when I’m at home and when I’m not home?” While most technicians will tell you to set it at a temperature that you feel comfortable, it’s different in every state. In the State of Texas we recommend 78-82 degrees when you are not home and 72-74 degrees when you are home, during the Texas summer.
Be sure not to raise the temperature too high when you leave home. This could cause your AC unit to work overtime to pull the heat out of your house in order to cool it to your preferred comfort temperature once you arrive at home. If your air conditioning system is working overtime, it is not being energy efficient, thus costing you more money.
Some of the most common problems with AC units, such as not cooling or turning on properly, have simple fixes that you, the homeowner, can do yourself. This includes changing your filters, washing your condenser coil and replacing the batteries in your thermostat. Most thermostats have a low battery indicator on the display screen to remind you. The optimum schedule would be to replace the batteries every fall before the heating season. It is only recommended to change the batteries on your thermostat once a year.
- Upgrading your thermostat can help save you roughly $180 a year
- Newer thermostats will increase the longevity of your A/C unit
- Don’t set your thermostat to high; everything retains heat in your home
- Change your batteries once a year