What is Super Cooling?
In the HVAC space, supercooling refers to cooling your home at a time of day known to retain low temperatures for the rest of the day. This helps minimize the workload for your air conditioning system. It cools air the easiest way possible and when it is least expensive to do so.
The Super Cooling Advantage
Supercooling allows you to manage your power usage and the resulting bills. It helps save money spent on energy bills. Supercooling helps cut your energy usage by 25% to 33% compared to other times. This is a significant percentage especially during summer when air conditioning costs are at their highest.
How to Super Cool Your Home
First, acquire your time-of-use plan from your utility. Explore the varying rate plans. The plan indicates cheaper rates for electricity during specific hours of the day and higher rates during other times.
Once the plan is activated and running, set the temperature of your thermostat to as low as you can stand it between 68 to 74 degrees. This should be done throughout during off-peak hours with regards to your plan. It will get quite chilly so break out the sweaters and blankets. A programmable thermostat will ease the strain of constantly resetting the thermostat.
During on-peak hours, move the thermostat back up to between 80-90 degrees. Since you had already supercooled your house, you will not get uncomfortably warm. Set the pool pump to operate during the off-peak hours as well. A timer on your devices such as the water heater will help you run the devices only during off-peak hours. Another option is to procure an energy management demand computer that will distribute your demand and limit your peak load.
Log in to your energy consumption account with APS for example to monitor your peak and off-peak hours usage since data is often updated.
In a nutshell, supercooling keeps the comfort of your living space intact while helping you save more on energy costs.
Why choose Gvec Home Air Conditioning and Heating?
GVEC Air conditioning is a full-service company that serves South Central Texas. We have expert experience having been in the industry for over 40 years with highly skilled and professional technicians. Contact us today for your air conditioning and heating requirements.Tags: Air Conditioning, Energy Efficiency, Super Cooling