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Air Conditioning FAQ: What Type of Thermostat is Best for my Cooling System

Part of that is getting the right thermostat for your system and knowing how to properly use it. When you keep your thermostat at reasonable settings, it ensures that you will save as much energy as possible and that your AC system isn’t working harder than it needs to. Not only does this cause higher electricity bills, but it also can put undue stress on the entire system. There are a wide variety of thermostats on the market, some of which allow you to set your cooling system back when you aren’t home.

You can also find thermostats with humidity settings and some that tell you when it’s time to change your air filters. Some models only work with certain cooling systems and heat pumps, and we can help you find the right one for your system. Overall, new digital thermostats are far more accurate than the old dial models that use mercury. If you do have one of these older thermostats, it will need to be disposed of according to local codes. The mercury can be harmful to the environment if you simply throw it away. Always hire a professional Salt Lake City air conditioning technician to help you choose and install a new thermostat, as well as removing any old equipment for you.

Here are some more thermostat FAQs:


What is the best setting for my thermostat for total savings?


We recommend 68 degrees for heating and 78 degrees for cooling.


Can I operate a clock thermostat without the clock?


Yes, on most models. Select the temperature you want to maintain and press “HOLD.”


Will a programmable thermostat let me set temperature at set point at the time I designate?


Most programmable thermostats are set to be at the temperature you set if for at the time you set. There are different models that feature different settings and flexibility. Some allow you to set the weekend temperatures differently than the weekday temperatures, but these will cost a little more.

For quality air conditioning services in Salt Lake City, UT, call Rentmeister Total Home Service. We’ll make sure you have everything you need to keep your air conditioning system running efficiently all summer long.

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