Then, in the evening, I would turn the thermostat down a couple degrees because sleep is aided by a cooler environment
I have a tendency to want things exactly a certain way. The temperature in a room is something I obsess over. For the longest time, I had a bad habit concerning this. I would fiddle within my thermostat way too often. For a while, I didn’t realize just how damaging this could be to my heating and air condition system. I figured it was my HVAC system, and I could tweak it as often as I liked, because it’s all about having that perfectly comfortable temperature. Besides, I reasoned, the temperature changes drastically throughout the day in my region of the country. It seemed only natural to adjust the thermostat several times throughout the day. The problem with this is that the air conditioner or the heater will have to cycle on and off far more often than usual, which wears the system down. I eventually had to relent and set a more constant temperature once I discovered that I was hurting my system. On days in which I was spending most of my time at home, I simply had to set one single temperature that would be the most comfortable throughout the day. Then, in the evening, I would turn the thermostat down a couple degrees because sleep is aided by a cooler environment. Then of course, before I leave for work, I adjust the thermostat to use less energy to heat and cool the house when no one is occupying it. This way I am putting less wear and tear on my HVAC system!