Lawmakers in Florida are approving a bill to have daylight savings time become a year-round construct. Although the Florida Senate passed the “Sunshine Protection Act” lawmakers would still need congress’s approval to put this plan into action. It would be ideal to have that extra hour of daylight at the end of your day, but what does this mean for your air conditioning unit? The experts at Air Boca have a few suggestions to help you adjust to this possible time change properly.
Adjust your thermostat when you leave
In general, to cool your home, you should have the fan switched on “auto” and the thermostat set at 78° or warmer. When you leave, changing the temperature to 82° will help you save on your utility bills. Leaving your air conditioning unit at the normal temperature when your home is empty is just forcing your unit to work harder for no reason. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, changing your thermostat when you leave can save 10% on yearly energy costs.
Be prepared – your unit will work harder when you’re home
If a year-round daylight savings were to happen in Florida, the average person would get home from work with the sun still shining into the late hours. This change would mean that your air conditioning unit would work harder to make sure your house stays cool for that extra hour of sunlight when you are home. Checking your air conditioning unit regularly and changing your air filter can help your AC run more efficiently.
You can always count on Air Boca to help manage your AC Unit
Just because things may be changing in Florida, does not mean that your air conditioning unit has to suffer. Air Boca, a trusted team for over 30 years, is your go-to place for any services or repairs to your air conditioning unit. We treat every customer like a member of our family! Call us at (561) 750-1625 or contact us by clicking here.