What Thermostat Temperature is Best for the Winter?

December 14, 2019

has been helping homeowners in Burbank and throughout the neighboring communities stay warm since 2001. A common question we get from our customers are concerns regarding what the best thermostat temperature setting is for winter. Let’s have a closer look at the answer. EPA Recommendation The EPA focuses on energy conservation and so recommends 68 degrees Fahrenheit as a starting point. Research has shown that 68 degrees strikes a good balance between energy efficiency, safety and comfort. If you find 68 to be too cold, the EPA recommends increasing in one-degree increments. Wait a while, and then judge whether the new setting is comfortable enough. Optimal Humidity Helps Be mindful that the EPA makes this recommendation within the context of optimal relative humidity. Humidity is lower in winter, which is why static electricity is more common. The optimal relative humidity depends on a number of factors, but an RH of 40 percent is a good starting point and can make a difference of several degrees or more when it comes to being comfortable. Invest in a Smart Thermostat Your optimal temperature will vary throughout the day. The general recommendation is 62 to 66 degrees while everyone is out of the...

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What is Super Cooling?

August 28, 2018

If you live in the greater Burbank, CA area, you are well aware of the necessity of an air conditioning system that is effective and reliable! But have you heard about the new more efficient and cost-effective process called super cooling? Today’s air conditioning systems are smarter than ever, and if you haven’t already, now is the time to upgrade to an advanced home system that includes an Energy Management Computer. Air Max Heating and Air Conditioning carries a full line of systems that feature Energy Management Computers and that can keep you cool in the Burbank area heat while helping you save money. It’s a win-win situation for you and your family. What, Exactly, is Super Cooling? In the simplest terms, super cooling is the process used to keep your home cool using the least amount of money possible. While it is a technique that you can work out yourself manually, today’s latest air conditioning systems come with the necessary Energy Management Computer that automates the entire process. If you wanted to create a super cooling environment manually, you can do so by following these simple steps: Determine the on-peak and off-peak hours that your energy company uses for...

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